Bills CB Vontae Davis Quits During Game, Retiring From NFL


Vontae Davis announced his retirement from his Instagram account following Sunday’s game.


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Bills veteran CB Vontae Davis quit on the team during Sunday’s game and informed them that he’s retiring from the NFL.

“[He] pulled himself out of the game,” Bills HC Sean McDermott said, via “He communicated to us that he was done.”

Bills LB Lorenzo Alexander said that it was a “completely disrespectful” from Davis.

“I don’t have nothing to say about Vontae,” Alexander said. “I’m going to give him a little bit more respect than he showed us today, as far as quitting on us in the middle of the game.

“I never have seen that. Pop Warner, high school, pros. Never heard of it. Never seen it. It’s just completely disrespectful to his teammates. … He didn’t say nothing to nobody. I found out going into the second half of the game. They said he’s not coming out, he retired. That’s it.”

Chris Mortensen reports that Davis put on his street clothes at the half, said he was quitting and left the stadium.

Davis, 30, is a former first-round pick of the Dolphins back in 2009. He spent three years in Miami before he was traded to the Colts for the 2012 season.

Davis was in the final year of his four-year, $36 million contract that included $20 million guaranteed and set to make a base salary of $9 million for the 2017 season when the Colts cut him loose in November.

The Bills later signed him to a one-year contract worth $5 million back in February.

In 2017, Davis appeared in four games and recorded 17 tackles, no interceptions and a pass defense.

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