Twitter Bio May Cost Jimmy Graham $5 Million (Photo)
Who knew that social media and Twitter could have such a huge impact on a franchise tag grievance hearing.
The New Orleans Saints put a franchise tag on Jimmy Graham as a tight end, which translates to a salary worth $7 million. Graham filed a grievance that he should be franchised as a wide receiver, which translates to a salary worth $12.7 million.
Graham tells people all the time that receiver is the position he plays. The Saints say Graham is a tight end and they are using his Twitter page and bio as proof.
What argument are the Saints using during the hearings?
Graham calls himself a tight end in his Twitter bio and on his personal website.
Graham does play the wide receiver position more than tight end, but the Saints are hoping that his online acknowledgement of being a tight end will help them in the end.