Seneca Wallace is not retiring from the NFL contrary to multiple reports that surfaced on Friday. Wallace said he was surprised when he heard the news.
“I have not retired,” Wallace said in a phone interview with the Register. “I have just removed myself from the San Francisco situation because it wasn’t a perfect fit for me.”
The news started circulating after comments were made by San Francisco coach Jim Harbaugh to various media outlets.
“It’s something that was his decision,” Harbaugh said, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. “He felt strongly about it. I don’t talk people out of that. I’ve never seen it done on game day, but I wish him well.”
Wallace said he asked for, and was granted his release from the 49rs, who had just picked him up on Aug 22, just days after the New Orleans Saints released him on Aug 19.
Wallace went a step further saying that the 49ers were using him to get Colt McCoy to take a pay cut, and never had an intention of giving him a real chan