Veteran NFL cornerback Vontae Davis pulled one of the most bizarre moves in recent years when he quit on his team at halftime and retired from football, the Huffington Post reports.
Vontae Davis, 30, decided not to suit up in the second half while his team the Buffalo Bills trailed the Los Angeles Chargers, 28-6.
Then, according to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, Davis put his street clothes on and left the New Era Field, the Bills’ home stadium.
Word is Vontae Davis put on his street clothes at half, said he was quitting and left the stadium, per another source https://t.co/spdxMWrNSd
— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) September 16, 2018
“He pulled himself out of the game,” coach Sean McDermott said. “He told us he was done.” After the game, the two-time NFL Pro Bowler Davis announced that he was retiring from professional football.
“This isn’t how I pictured retiring from the NFL,” Davis said in a statement after the Bills suffered a 31-20 home loss to the Chargers. He also talked about his injuries throughout his NFL career and said, “Today on the field, reality hit me fast and hard: I shouldn’t be out there anymore.”
Davis’ teammate linebacker Lorenzo Alexander called the decision “completely disrespectful.” But Davis said he meant no disrespect and added that he did what he did because he could not live up to the “standard” he set for himself.
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