An NFL Player Apparently Straight Up Retired Mid-Game Today

An NFL Player Apparently Straight Up Retired Mid-Game Today”

Buffalo Bills cornerback Vontae Davis has seemingly retired from the National Football League midway through their clash against the Los Angeles Chargers, telling coach Sean McDermott he was done at half-time and swiftly drawing the wrath of his teammates.

Buffalo signed Davis to a one-year, US$2.5 million deal in February that included a $1.5 million signing bonus.

When it comes to the salary cap, Spotrac notes that, for now, the Bills remain on the hook for the entire $4.3 million hit, even if the team moves him to their reserve/ retired list.

"I meant no disrespect to my teammates and coaches", Davis wrote.

"It's completely disrespectful to his teammates", Bills linebacker Lorenzo Alexander told reporters after the game.

"I shouldn't be out there anymore", the 30-year-old Davis said, noting the toll the game had taken on his body.

Did the Buffalo Bills lose a player to retirement at halftime of Sunday's game? I've endured multiple surgeries and played through many different injuries throughout my career and, over the last few weeks, this was the latest physical challenge. He retired at halftime, announcing later on social media that, "This isn't how I pictured retiring".

Davis released a statement after the game confirming his retirement and explaining his decision to retire. Mentally, I always expect myself to play at a high level.

"But I hold myself to a standard".

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