Four-time Pro Bowl tailback Priest Holmes, who returned to the field with the Kansas City Chiefs last month following nearly two years of inactivity, has decided to leave the game, and announced his retirement at a Wednesday afternoon news conference.
Had his single-season TD record stood, he'd be a sure Hall of Famer. Tomlinson shattering the record in such a short amount of time, however, probably leaves Holmes destined to stay on the outside looking in.
Still, gotta admire him for at least attempting a comeback this year.
"Wocka Wocka...who wants to hear a funny-ass joke?"
Sorry to see him go out. I saw him play in person once, and I thought he was just amazing. I haven't been to too many NFL games, but that one will always stand out for me. A game against the Jets in 2002 he ran for 152 yards and a TD. He also caught the ball for nearly 100 yards and another score as well. He was on top of his game there.
ESPN article and the Packers' response Gone for the year (even though his case hasn't yet gone to trial in Texas) for violating the ol' substance abuse policy. Hope that purple drank was worth it, Johnny. You're already off the Packers' roster page.