NFL player quits during halftime

Story by CBC Kids News • 2018-09-17 14:30

NFL player just doesn’t come back to finish the game

NFL player Vontae Davis said he didn’t mean any disrespect when he quit halfway through a game on Sunday.

But some of his teammates with the Buffalo Bills said they were not impressed with their cornerback’s sudden departure.

Davis, who has played with the NFL for 10 seasons, didn’t return to the field after halftime during his team’s game against the Los Angeles Chargers.

He said this wasn’t how he pictured his retirement from football.

“Today on the field, reality hit me fast and hard,” Davis wrote on Twitter after the game. “I shouldn't be out there anymore."

Tweet from @NFL shares long statement from @vontaedavis

He said he’s had to deal with many injuries over the course of his career, and on this day, he wasn’t feeling good physically.

Davis said he wanted to walk away from the game instead of limping away.

Close-up of Vontae Davis in football jersey.

On Twitter, Davis said he meant no disrespect in walking out halfway through a game. (Daniel Gluskoter/Associated Press)

Fellow Bills player Kyle Williams said he's never heard of a player quitting the team halfway through a game.

"I don't have nothing to say about Vontae,” said Bills player Lorenzo Alexander after the game. “I'll give him a little bit more respect than he showed us today.”

Davis’ team went on to lose the game 31-20.

Four NFL players pile up on the field.

The Buffalo Bills’ Vontae Davis (crouched down in the back) gets up after the Chargers scored a touchdown during the first half of Sunday’s game. (Adrian Kraus/Associated Press)

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