Buffalo Bills player Vontae Davis quits the whole sport at halftime

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Buffalo Bills player Vontae Davis quits the whole sport at halftime

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Former Buffalo Bills cornerback Vontae Davis quit and retired at halftime on Sunday.
Former Buffalo Bills cornerback Vontae Davis quit and retired at halftime on Sunday.

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2016%2f09%2f16%2fe7%2fhttpsd2mhye01h4nj2n.cloudfront.netmediazgkymde1lzex.0f9e7By Johnny Lieu

It might be only two games into the NFL season, but it’s been a sorry affair for the Buffalo Bills already.

After losing their first game 47-3 against the Baltimore Ravens in the first week, the Bills were pummeled by the Los Angeles Chargers 28-6 at halftime on Sunday.

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Cornerback Vontae Davis, who signed a one-year, $5 million deal with Bills earlier this year, did something most only dream about. Then and there, midway through the game, Davis decided to quit and retire. Even his teammates had no idea.

“I’ve never seen it ever … it’s completely disrespectful to all his teammates,” Bills linebacker Lorenzo Alexander told reporters.

Buffalo CB Vontae Davis apparently retired at halftime during the Chargers-Bills game Sunday.

“He said he’s not coming out. He retired…”


—Bills LB Lorenzo Alexander pic.twitter.com/ab7wJoyc7f

— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) September 16, 2018

The internet couldn’t believe it.

Craziest part of the Vontae Davis story is that it takes a lot of effort to get dressed for a football game. There’s a lot of tape and glue and paint and strings and stuff. I’d think you’d want to finish the game just for the hassle…

— Nick Groke (@nickgroke) September 16, 2018

“My Uber outside.”

– Vontae Davis at Halftime

— Pierce Simpson (@PierceSimpson) September 16, 2018

The Bills didn’t really need Davis in the end, where they managed to keep the Chargers to only 3 points in the second-half, with the game ending 31-20.

Following the game, Davis released a statement explaining that he physically wasn’t simply cut out for the world of football anymore, and that he meant no disrespect to his teammates.

“This isn’t how I pictured retiring from the NFL … But today on the field, reality hit me fast and hard: I shouldn’t be out there anymore,” the statement read.

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