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Calvin Johnson on returning to NFL: ‘I’m not coming back, man’

Calvin Johnson made it abundantly clear this week that despite retiring at the young age of 30 he has no plans whatsoever to return to professional football. The former Detroit Lions wide receiver even chuckled when asked about an NFL comeback. “I’m not coming back, man,” Johnson told ESPN Tuesday night. “Look, man. I got stuff that’s going to hurt for the rest of my...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
December 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Calvin Johnson to join DWTS, but sister says he ‘can’t dance’

Calvin Johnson has already found a way to keep busy now that he has retired from the NFL — he’s going to dance. It was revealed on “Good Morning America” Tuesday that Johnson will be one of the contestants on Season 23 of “Dancing With the Stars.” The former Detroit Lions wide receiver will join Ryan Lochte, IndyCar racer James Hinchcliffe, former GOP presidential candidate...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Calvin Johnson says he would have had harder time retiring if Lions had been contenders

When Calvin Johnson announced his retirement, there were some who believed that it was because he’d grown tired of the losing culture that permeates the Detroit Lions’ organization. It turns out that, while not the primary reason, Detroit’s history of failure made it easier for Johnson to walk away. Johnson told ESPN’s Michael Smith in an interview for “E:60” that, while...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Calvin Johnson: ‘I’m not coming back’

Calvin Johnson, like Barry Sanders before him, retired during the prime of his career with the Detroit Lions, and he’s happy about his decision. Speaking with reporters at a football camp Saturday morning, Johnson, formerly known by many in football circles as Megatron, made it clear he is not going to come back to the game. “I’m not coming back,” Johnson said, laughing...
Via Sportsnaut
June 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Lions thank Calvin Johnson, he thanks … his pizza delivery guy?

The Detroit Lions paid tribute to one of the best players ever to don the team’s jersey by taking out a full-page ad in Sunday’s edition of the Detroit Free Press to thank Calvin Johnson for his many contributions to the organization during his stellar nine-year NFL career after the wide receiver announced his retirement last week. Johnson, meanwhile, took to social media...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
March 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Calvin Johnson announces he is retiring

Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson has decided to retire. The team said in a statement Tuesday morning that Johnson has filed retirement papers with the NFL in advance of the new league year, which begins on Wednesday. All signs throughout the offseason have pointed to Johnson retiring, as he reportedly told friends and family after the season that he is calling it a career...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Megatron's camp upset about notion he's squeezing Lions

Calvin Johnson is still reportedly mulling retirement but has yet to make a decision. Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports reports Johnson’s camp is upset about reports indicating the receiver is trying to squeeze money out of the Detroit Lions right now. “The camp around Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson took exception to recent speculation that Johnson’s retirement thoughts...
Via Sportsnaut
February 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Jerry Rice: Johnson is retiring at age I entered my prime

Calvin Johnson is expected to retire from the NFL before his 31st birthday, which is almost unheard of for a player of his caliber who is still capable of performing at a high level. To Jerry Rice, it could not be more foreign of a concept. On Wednesday, Rice noted that he was still smack-dab in the middle of his prime when he was Johnson’s age. “It’s just unfortunate to...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Lions hope to lure Calvin Johnson back

The Detroit Lions don’t want to see Calvin Johnson retire. After the news broke Sunday that the legendary receiver was reportedly calling it quits, the Lions stood by their Jan. 6 statement, which read: “We obviously have profound respect for Calvin and certainly understand and appreciate his decision to give proper thought and consideration to his football future.” However...
Via Sportsnaut
February 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Calvin Johnson becomes faster ever to 11,000 receiving yards

Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson has reached 11,000 receiving yards faster than any player in NFL history. Johnson hit the milestone with a 17-yard catch Sunday in the second quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs in London. The game was the 127th of Johnson's career - the fewest ever needed for a player to gain 11,000 receiving yards. Torry Holt previously held the record...
Via The Sports Daily
November 01, 2015  |  Discuss
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