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    Default Re: Andrew Luck to retire from NFL

    If I have banked over $90 million and am nearing 30 you bet your ass I am contemplating retirement. Especially if I am playing for the Colts. Look at the stars who have retired early: Megatron, Willis, Sanders, Luck. All four of them played for horrible, clueless organizations that could only make it to the Super Bowl by mistake. There is a point when money isnt why you play anymore; if you dont believe in the organization who owns your rights, what is the point of getting your body killed 16 times a year for the next 5-6 years?



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    Looking at his list of injuries over the years it doesn't seem like a fun life to live, even if he's being paid well.


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    Like many, I say kudos to Luck for making this difficult decision. Smart.
    Hard to believe the fans are booing this.

    I do hope he does the right thing, though, and repays a portion of his signing bonus.
    Surely he wouldn't feel entitled to keep the bonus if he had retired a week after signing the contract.
    Or a month. Or a year.
    Of course not.
    Another way of looking at it: If management had known about this termination at the time of signing, would it have affected the amount given? Definitely.
    So it's certainly fair for the team to ask for a pro-rated amount back when a player unexpectedly terminates a deal like this.
    Heck, I could make a strong argument the whole signing bonus should go back, but a pro-rated amount at the very least.

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    The booing is not surprising. Teams want fans to buy in emotionally. Acting on emotions makes people do dumb things in the moment, even worse if you add alcohol.


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