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Bills DB Vontae Davis Releases Statement After Retiring At Halftime

A view of the Colts stadium from the end zone.

INDIANAPOLIS - AUGUST 24: A general view of the interior of Lucas Oil Stadium, the new home of the Indianapolis Colts, before a pre-season game between the Colts and the Buffalo Bills on August 24, 2008 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Buffalo Bills defensive back Vontae Davis stole the headlines today when he did the unthinkable. Davis actually retired at halftime of a game.

Davis packed it in with the Bills trailing 28-6 to the Los Angeles Chargers at intermission. The 10-year veteran shocked his teammates with the decision.

Bills linebacker Lorenzo Alexander called the move "completely disrespectful."

Immediately following the game, there was some confusion over whether Davis just quit on today's game or was hanging them up for good. Now, we no longer have to speculate. Davis has released an official statement declaring that he is retiring from the NFL. "This isn't how I pictured retiring from the NFL," Davis wrote. "But in my 10th NFL season, I have been doing what my body has been programmed to do: Get ready to play on game day. I've endured multiple surgeries and played through many different injuries throughout my career and, over the last few weeks, this was the latest physical challenge. "But today on the field, reality hit me fast and hard: I shouldn't be out there anymore."

Davis' statement sheds some light on the situation. Still, this is as bizarre a situation as you're going to find in the NFL.

It has already been a strange two weeks for the Bills.