It's not about the money.
If Cleveland Browns player Josh Cribbs just paid the parking ticket he got from Cleveland Heights police within a few days, he would owe the city $15.
But according to a story on Fox 8, Cribbs insists he still had time on the meter, and he's taking it to court.
"I was at the barber, and I went outside to put a quarter in the meter. I saw I had a parking ticket. But there was eight minutes left on the meter, I was highly upset," said Cribbs in the Fox 8 story.
Cribbs wrote several tweets about the incident on his Twitter page.
"Police in cleveland heights just wrote me a ticket & my meter had time left wow..smh can u say not Guilty lol http://lockerz.com/s/111597384," he wrote on June 17, the day he got the ticket.
The tweet included a link to a photo that shows him holding a ticket that matches the meter number, and the meter still has eight minutes remaining.
"Got time stamped pics & video also it's a quarter Meter u cant put ten cents in it & make it say 8min, etc.," he wrote on Twitter June 20.
Cleveland Heights Police Chief Jeffrey Robertson said someone must have put a quarter in Cribbs' meter after the ticket was placed on his car or turned the meter back to give him extra minutes.
Cribbs' court costs will exceed the ticket fine by $35, he said, but it's not about the money.
It's the principle. And with the NFL season still in limbo, he's got some time on his hands.
"I'm going to fight it 4everybody who gets a parking ticket b4 the meter expires & can't fight it bc of the court cost!!" he wrote on Twitter.
Cribbs' court date is set for 1:30 p.m. June 30.
Get the full story on Fox 8 here.