Former Buffalo Bills Cornerback Vontae Davis Ignored Teammates' Pleas

Davis' Bills teammates had just one request – and Davis ignored it

Taz and the Moose
October 30, 2018 - 6:30 am

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Almost one week later, London Fletcher still cannot believe that Vontae Davis retired at halftime.

“That’s bizarre. I’ve never heard of anything like that,” Fletcher said on Taz & The Moose, referring to the former Bills cornerback who retired at halftime during a 31-20 loss to the Chargers last Sunday. “I went back and looked at the first half of the game, and I’m looking to see if anything occurred in the game to make me think, ‘Okay, I can understand why maybe he didn’t want to play.’ But nothing jumped out to me. It didn’t seem like he was thrilled about making a lot of tackles or coming up and being a force on some of the runs. But besides that, nothing truly jumped out at me.”

Fletcher is good friends with Bills linebacker Lorenzo Alexander, who said several Bills pleaded with Davis to at least remain on the sideline in the second half. 

“They were down to only two healthy defensive cornerbacks,” Fletcher said. “(Davis) was like, ‘No, I’m done.’ He wouldn’t even go on the sideline and be there just in case. That’s just mind-boggling and perplexing. Why not finish the game? For him to say, ‘It was apparent that I shouldn't be out here’ – man, finish the game. Just finish the game.”