Found January 20, 2013 on Larry Brown Sports:
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Tony Gonzalez has been saying that he is highly likely to retire after the season, but the 36-year-old tight end seemed to hedge on those plans after the NFC Championship Game on Sunday. The Atlanta Falcons blew a 17-0 lead and lost 28-24 to the San Francisco 49ers to fall a game short of the Super Bowl. Gonzalez caught all 8 passes thrown his way for 78 yards and a touchdown. Anyone watching him could see that he is playing at an extremely high level. Though he has been saying in recent weeks that he is anywhere from 95 to 97 percent certain to retire, Gonzalez continued to leave open the possibility that he would return next season. According to Bart Hubbuch of the New York Post, Gonzalez kept saying that Sunday’s loss to the 49ers was “probably” the last game of his career. As Hubbuch points out, Gonzalez wasn’t making definitive statements. Denise White, who is the CEO of EAG Sports Management and has worked with Gonzalez for over a decade, said she felt he would be back. When...
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