HE has played in the Pro Bowl, got a Super Bowl ring but doe not have the stats for the Hall of Fame. In addition, he would most likely be the third choice in the pecking order, maybe fourth, behind Cobb, Nelson and Jones. At 31, this was probably his last chance at a big long term deal with guarantees. So he chose money and a chance to be The Undisputed Man. I don't blame him. I probably would have done the same.
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Main Entry: fa·tal Pronunciation: 'fA-t&l Function: adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French & Latin; Middle French, from Latin fatalis, from fatum Date: 14th century 1 obsolete : FATED 2 : FATEFUL 3 a : of or relating to fate b :