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NFL player has bad game, retires during HALF-TIME

NFL player has bad game, retires during HALF-TIME
By Le Buzz

17/09/2018 at 08:23Updated 17/09/2018 at 09:27

Le Buzz

Wisdom suggests that you should take time to mull over major life decisions.

But Buffalo Bills cornerback Vontae Davis trampled on that sage advice in brutal fashion by retiring during HALF-TIME of his side’s NFL match with the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday.

Buffalo were trailing 28-6 at half-time, although they partially recovered – sans Davis – to earn a more respectable 31-20 defeat.

"This isn’t how I pictured retiring from the NFL", Davis said in a statement. No kidding…

He continued: "But today on the field, reality hit me fast and hard: I shouldn’t be out there anymore. I meant no disrespect to my team-mates and coaches.

"But I hold myself to a standard. Mentally, I always expect myself to play at a high level. But physically, I know today that isn’t possible, and I had an honest moment with myself. While I was on the field, I just didn’t feel right, and I told the coaches, ‘I’m not feeling like myself’."

His decision was later branded "completely disrespectful" by (now former) team-mate Lorenzo Alexander.