One of the most bizarre and incredible stories in recent NFL history unfolded in Orchard Park, New York on Sunday when Buffalo Bills cornerback Vontae Davis retired during halftime of a 31-20 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers. Teammate (I suppose, former now?) Lorenzo Alexander stated after the game that he and the rest of his teammates were caught blindsided for the sudden change of heart.
“Never had seen it ever. Pop Warner, high school, college, pros. Never heard of it. Never seen it. And it’s just completely disrespectful to his teammates.”
While Alexander was caught off guard by Davis, Bills head coach Sean McDermott received a heads up…sort of.
“He pulled himself out of the game,” McDermott told reporters after the game. “He told us he was done.”
Davis took to Instagram to clear up any confusion. Indeed, he did retire:
The tact from Davis is simple. He doesn’t believe he can play anymore. However, don’t you owe it to your teammates to try for another half and finish the game?
Also, are we sure he isn’t bagging on a team that appears to have a date with destiny and going 0-16?
Davis never thanked the Bills organization or any other organization for that matter. Plus, he just turned 30. He is going to give up NFL paychecks that easily?
He is going to mysteriously appear on a roster at some point next year once this gets in the rearview mirror a bit.
Poor form Vontae.
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