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Old May 21st, 2017, 02:42 PM   #4938
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I think the organization did not want to accept his retirement. I mean it seemed pretty definite, but the Lions acted like they were 'waiting to see' for months. I think he told them, and they were sort of like..... 'Well, think it over and get back to us in the spring.'

I don't think they wanted to accept it. He probably would have preferred them accepting his decision, and told him they respect him doing what is best for him and support him in his decision for what is best for him and his family. I think instead they may have tried to convince him to play another season or two.

Just speculation for sure, but that is kind of how it seemed to me at the time. Maybe that irked him. Whatever the case, I thank him for the memories, and hold no ill will towards him.
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