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30-year-old Bills player quits and retires in the middle of game, says he realized he 'shouldn't be out there anymore'

30-year-old Bills player quits and retires in the middle of game, says he realized he 'shouldn't be out there anymore'

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  • Some people look at walking away as more of a cowardly act, but a lot of times knowing when you are done or can’t give what your teammates need is more courageous. This happens in business all the time when people keep on a path that they know they shouldn’t keep going down but they still do. That’s

    Some people look at walking away as more of a cowardly act, but a lot of times knowing when you are done or can’t give what your teammates need is more courageous. This happens in business all the time when people keep on a path that they know they shouldn’t keep going down but they still do. That’s not even remotely close to being as taxing on your body as professional football. I hope he finds a path that he’s passionate about in the future.

  • This is really wild. The NFL's worst nightmare is that a player dies on the field. But a player realizing the physical toll in the middle of a game and then just retiring before that game is over to save himself more punishment? That has to be somewhere in the NFL's this-can't-happen top ten.

  • You do wonder about the “team mentality” the Bills have if a player quits and didn’t say goodbye to his teammates. The team culture is probably a direct reference to their record and performance.

  • And $2.5 million out of the 5 was guaranteed. I dont know the contract structure but it probably had to do with playing at least a certain amount of downs. Which probably took him to half time and then he was out. Thanks for the 2.5 million. That’s not the way I would end it all but it’s a ruthless business

    And $2.5 million out of the 5 was guaranteed. I dont know the contract structure but it probably had to do with playing at least a certain amount of downs. Which probably took him to half time and then he was out. Thanks for the 2.5 million. That’s not the way I would end it all but it’s a ruthless business with serious consequences.

  • It always seems crazy when we see our athletes act like a normal human. I’ve known plenty of people who have walked away from their careers mid contract, by none to this scale. He should be able to make a decision about his life, just like us. That said, lol, I would have toughed it out.