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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Amen. And he was so much more than a football player. He was also a great person, with many ties to charities and non-profits in this community he adopted as his own. And for that we will miss him as much as we will for this football exploits.