Buffalo Bills player Vontae Davis quits the whole sport at halftime


"The thing that's really sad, though, you see Lorenzo Alexander - they have some real pros on that team, Kyle Williams, some different guys like that, that are gonna play their butts off all the way to the end", Ryan said.

He pulled himself out of the game.

McDermott spoke with reporters on Sunday (Monday AEST) after Buffalo's 31-20 loss to the Chargers and explained 30-year-old Davis voluntarily left the game in the first half and did not return. Davis was a noticeable absentee after half-time and it was later confirmed he told his team-mates he was retiring.

Did the Buffalo Bills lose a player to retirement at halftime of Sunday's game?

"He worked really hard to get ready for this game", offensive coordinator Brian Daboll said when he met with the media after McDermott. "He said he's not coming out". But, physically, I know today that isn't possible and I had an honest moment with myself.

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"But I hold myself to a standard".

"I didn't feel a need".

Now, a full day after Davis quit on his team and retired from football during halftime, his now-former head coach admits the team is ready to move on.

Davis retired after playing 10 seasons with Indianapolis Colts, Miami Dolphins and Buffalo Bills.