NFL Owner Tweets Where Raiders' Asomugha Won't Play - NBC Bay Area


NFL Owner Tweets Where Raiders' Asomugha Won't Play



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    WASHINGTON - NOVEMBER 20: Oakland Raiders cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha #21 celebrates after the Raiders recovered a game winning fumble in the fourth quarter on November 20, 2005 at Fed Ex Field in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

    Nnamdi Asomughahas enough going on right now to have to worry about where he will play next season.

    The Oakland Raiders All-Pro cornernback will be one of the most sought after free agents after the NFL and its players come to a collective bargaining agreement.

    But Asomugha at least knows one place he won't be playing next season. Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsaytook to Twitter to announce that his team will not be signing Asomugha.

    "I'm not signing asomugha,we play cover 2 n develop and keep r own thru the draft..its worked well 4 us (and the Steelers) The cap restricts," he tweeted Tuesday without completing his thought.

    Money is not the issue for Irsay to sign Asomugha, who is expected to continue to be one of the top paid corners in the league. The Colt's owner is a billionaire who is 347th on Forbes richest Americans list.

    He also just started renegotiating a deal with his star quarterback that paid him $98 million. Peyton Manning is expected to make even more next season.

    The 52-year-old owner has a pretty good hold of the team as well. He became the NFL's youngest owner at age 37 when his father passed away in 1997.

    Two year prior, Irsay took began running the day-to-day operations of the Colts and he owns 100 percent of the team.

    For the record Asomugha has said he would like to return to Oakland if everything can be worked out.