Unfortunately, you are 100% correct. I was like, ‘All right, I see how it’s going to be.’ ”, Windsor:Up to Lions to make amends with Megatron over petty $320,000 payback, Calvin Johnson's mom:Son had 'no fallout' with Lions. Shut up, ingrate. He said, ” what do you want me to do with these?” I told him he could do whatever he wanted, because I was retired as soon as I drove through the gate. If I pay someon to do job x over x number of years for x dollars and I only get him for v number of yours I’d say he only earned v dollars. Seems like all-time great players would rather walk away from the game than continue to live in Detroit and play for the Lions. “Only franchise to complete the dream 0 – 16.”. "It was my time.". Steelers' offense stands out in win over Titans, Harrison: Patriots seem lost after defeat to 49ers, Rivera apologizes to McCarthy after Dalton hit, Enter your zip code to find NBCSN near you. I’m bitter.”. how many playoff games did detroit win with him ? Nice try but Calvin retired. According to an ESPN report by Adam Schefter, Calvin Johnson has informed the Detroit Lions that he plans to retire rather than return for the 2016 season. walker1191 says: It’s guys like him that are making the NFL rich. Not only that but Jerry Jones has turned the Cowboys into an armpit of a franchise….when was the last time they won anything relevant? They might have given him a nice parting sum, but probably didn’t want to set a precedent with the whole amount because more players will be retiring in the future before their contracts end. Once retired Johnson is not free to shop his services around the NFL should he decide to return at a later date. Let’s not forget the Bengals tried to do the same thing to Carson Palmer. I just didn’t feel like I was treated the way I should have been treated on the way out. He physically could not do it an more and the Lions could not pay a $25M cap hit. It’s sad that their organization was in such dire financial disrepair that they saw fit to demand he return part of a signing bonus that they had given him 10 years previously. “And I could tell that he knew. They’ll be tough this year. Caldwell immediately summoned Lions interim general manager Sheldon White and president Rod Wood, and Johnson said he talked to both men that day and later had phone conversations with most of the Ford family that owns the team. Am I wrong or wasn’t it reported they were considering cutting him anyway because of his cap number? The Chips always fall where they should. Clearly shows how misguided fans are… If he mad 113 million over his career ? You are so fortunate to get paid millions for playing a game. I don't want him to get in his head," Johnson said. Who does he think he is, a government employee? “I mean, I was the fastest to 10,000 yards, I had the most yards in an actual regulation game. If “it is what it is”, then why contradict yourself? The company just went to court and shut the place down. He’s a doting father to his 4-year-old son, Caleb. It’s like you’re starting all over on how to be successful. You make my day. It is a business. You expect player loyalty to the franchise, yet when the franchise shows no loyalty to the player we don’t even bat an eye. Imagine how good he would have been if he had ever played with a decent QB. He was a favorite of mine at the time too. It is now owned by a different company and they’ve re-hired only a small portion of the former employees, and now make them work 12 hour shifts. For example Tom Brady never got cupcakes baked for him. ***************************************** Really? It is a business. Hey, it is what is.”. The folks who say that’s wrong are probably not people who run businesses, but people who work for them.
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