Calvin Johnson has made it clear that he’s not on the best of terms with the Detroit Lions.
The superstar wide receiver shocked the franchise when he decided to retire early. Following his retirement, the Lions asked Johnson to give back some of his signing bonus. That’s led to a wedge in the relationship between Johnson and his NFL franchise.
Johnson is set to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame later this summer. In anticipation of his induction, Johnson was asked about his relationship with the Lions.
The Hall of Fame wide receiver made things pretty clear.
“For me, I’m five years out now. I’m not wasting any time waitin’ on them,” Johnson told reporters this weekend.
“I’m not gonna be able to see my family a whole lot during this whole weekend. So I’m gonna be looking forward to seeing them whenever I get a chance to. If I pass (Detroit Lions president) Rod Wood, I’m keeping moving.”
Calvin, on prospect of an awkward meeting w/Lions' officials in Canton next month: "I’m not gonna be able to see my family a whole lot during this whole weekend. So I’m gonna be looking forward to seeing them whenever I get a chance to. If I pass Rod Wood, I’m keeping moving."
— John Niyo (@JohnNiyo) July 23, 2021
So, there you have it. It does not sound like Johnson plans on attempting to mend the relationship with the franchise anytime soon.
Hopefully the Lions can do the right thing and make things right with their legendary wide receiver.