Cleveland Browns rookie Jabrill Peppers has changed his jersey number from No. 27 to No. 22, according to the team’s website.
Peppers also confirmed as much on Twitter, highlighting the switch and lamenting to fans who may have already purchased his jersey with the former number.
I hope no one went out and bought a 27 jersey..— JP (@JabrillPeppers) June 12, 2017
But that doesn’t do fans any good who’ve already shelled out the cash for a number he will never once wear on a playing field.
To make amends, the team announced on Twitter it will refund consumers who have purchased the No. 27 jersey from its FirstEnergy Stadium Pro Shop within the last 30 days. Exchanges for Peppers’ new jersey number is also an option.
Update: We will remake jerseys and shirts purchased from our Pro Shop at FirstEnergy even outside of the 30 days once number is reconfirmed— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) June 12, 2017
The team also responded to one fan saying they will remake jerseys even after the 30 day limit, so long as proof of purchase, from their Pro Shop, is provided.
Former Browns defensive back and Ohio native Tyvis Powell wore No. 22 before he was unceremoniously waived from the team last Friday. Powell was released hours before throwing out the first pitch at the Cleveland Indians home game on Friday night.
Peppers, the 2016 Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year, wore No. 5 at the University of Michigan.