Ever had a day at work so bad that you’ve thought about walking away from it all? That’s exactly what Buffalo Bills cornerback Vontae Davis did on Sunday at the halfway point of a game against the Los Angeles Chargers, marking his retirement from his 10-year career in the NFL. He walked out of the stadium, street clothes on and towel thrown in.
In a statement released by the NFL on Twitter, Davis said, “I had an honest moment with myself. While I was on the field, I just didn’t feel right, and I told the coaches, ‘I’m not feeling like myself’. I also wondered: ‘Do I keep sacrificing?’” Davis has played through numerous injuries during his 10 seasons and undergone several surgeries. Coaches, players and fans were baffled when he didn’t return after halftime.
Davis’ teammate, linebacker Lorenzo Alexander, commented on the situation after the game saying “I don’t have nothing to say about Vontae. 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.” The Bills went on to lose 31-20 against the Chargers.
Would you quit a job like this, leaving your co-workers high and dry? Or would you stick out the work day grind before heading home for good?