Some people just know how to make an exit.
In our newly formed “In Case You Missed It” files here at Red State we have the story of a professional football player in the middle of a game (that’s called halftime for you soccer fans) just quit.
He retired. No mas. I’m outta here.
According to ESPN
Buffalo Bills cornerback Vontae Davis abruptly retired at halftime of Sunday’s 31-20 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers, saying in a statement later that the reality had hit him: “I shouldn’t be out there anymore.”
Davis, a 10-year veteran, said he meant no disrespect to his teammates and coaches, but that physically he could no longer play at the standard he set for himself.
“[He] pulled himself out of the game,” Bills coach Sean McDermott said. “He communicated to us that he was done.”
As the late great Mel Allen would say ” How about that?”
The National Football League is a tough business to be around. The grind of a 16 game season plus preseason and training camp can really wear a person down into the ground. The added pressures of being a perfect citizen off the field when none of us are perfect plus the whole kneeling controversy has to be a huge drain.
Yet, I have never heard of anyone quitting at halftime. After a game sure. Halftime? Whoa.
After the game, he delivered a tweet which in part said.
He talked about the physical toll of the game and said that while he was on the field Sunday, he didn’t feel right and wondered whether he wanted to keep going.
“And truthfully, I do not because the season is long, and it’s more important for me and my family to walk away healthy than to willfully embrace the warrior mentality and limp away too late,” he said in the statement.
“This was an overwhelming decision, but I’m at peace with myself and my family.”
Good luck to you Vontae Davis. Don’t quit retirement halfway through.
That was a joke. Kinda.