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Anquan Boldin retires from NFL 9 days into contract with Buffalo Bills

August 20, 2017 11:31 PM

In a shocking develoment, Anquan Boldin, currently wide receiver for the Buffalo Bills, will retire from the NFL. The move comes just 9 days after his contract with the Bills began. 

Boldin released the following statement on his Twitter concerning his decision to leave: 

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"Football, in its purest form, is what we all strive for as a nation. People from all different races, religions and backgrounds working together for one shared goal. The core values taught in football are some of the most important you can learn in life. To always be there for the guy next to you and not let your fellow man down. You do whatever it takes to make sure your brother is ok. Football has afforded me a platform throughout my career to have a greater impact on my humanitarian work. At this time, I feel drawn to make the larger fight for human rights a priority. My life's purpose is bigger than football."

Bills General Manager Brandon Beane, in a statement, said that they "respect Anquan's decision" and "wish him and his family all the best."

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