NFL Star Hakeem Nicks Offered $88,000 to Change his Name to

NFL Star Hakeem Nicks Offered $88,000 to Change his Name to

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

An NFL star has been offered $88,000 to change his name to

According to the report on, the cash has been offered to New York Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks, who wears the number 88 jersey for the New Jersey based team.

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It seems highly unlikely that Nicks will take the money though, even though he suffered a disappointing 2013 season. The 26-year-old received a salary of $2.7m last year and is likely to test the free agent market when his contract expires.

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