Buffalo Payments Cornerback Vontae Davis raised lots of eyebrows along with his weird halftime throughout Sunday’s (Sep. 16) recreation in opposition to the Los Angeles Chargers, which resulted in a 31-20 loss.
30-year-old Davis, who signed with the Payments this offseason and was inactive for Week 1, reportedly “placed on his road garments” throughout halftime, “stated he was quitting and left the stadium,” ESPN reporter Chris Mortensen wrote on Twitter, responding to this tweet from Buffalo Payments beat reporter Mike Rodak: “[Bills Linebacker] Lorenzo Alexander says he was informed at begin of second half that Vontae Davis stop and retired.”
Phrase is Vontae Davis placed on his road garments at half, stated he was quitting and left the stadium, per one other supply https://t.co/spdxMWrNSd
— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) September 16, 2018
In a post-game interview with SportsCenter, Lorenzo Alexander stated Davis’ quitting in the course of the sport (which they ended up shedding) was “fully disrespectful to all of his teammates.” Alexander added, “[Davis] didn’t say nothing to no person. You recognize as a lot as I know. I know I came upon going into the second half of the sport. He stated he was not popping out, he retired.”
Buffalo CB Vontae Davis apparently retired at halftime through the Chargers-Payments recreation Sunday.
“He stated he is not popping out. He retired…”
—Payments LB Lorenzo Alexander pic.twitter.com/ab7wJoyc7f
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) September 16, 2018
Hours after his abrupt exit, Davis launched an announcement through the NFL’s official Twitter account.
“This isn’t how I pictured retiring from the NFL,” he wrote. “However immediately on the sphere, actuality hit me and exhausting. I shouldn’t be on the market anymore.”
Davis stated he didn’t imply to disrespect his teammates and coaches—a few of whom took it as disrespect.
“I maintain myself to a regular. Mentally, I all the time count on myself to play at a excessive degree,” he wrote. “However bodily, I know immediately that isn’t doable and I had an trustworthy second with myself. Whereas I was on the sphere, I simply didn’t really feel proper, and I informed the coaches, ‘I’m not feeling like myself.’”
Bils coach Sean McDermott was simply as confused as everybody else. “[He] pulled himself out of the sport. He communicated to us that he was finished,” McDermott informed reporters.
Payments Defensive Deal with Kyle Williams stated he’s by no means skilled one thing like this earlier than. “I suppose the one factor to say is he’s the place he must be proper now,” Williams stated. Requested the place that was, he responded: “That’s not right here, level clean and easy.”
Learn Vontae Davis’ full assertion on his retirement beneath:
— NFL (@NFL) September 16, 2018