Detroit did it again. They failed to put the proper pieces around their superstar and the superstar has walked away.
Megatron will not be going the press conference route, instead opting to release a statement:
"After much prayer, thought and discussion with loved ones, I have made the difficult decision to retire from the Lions and pro football. I have played my last game of football.
"Let me assure you that this was not an easy or hasty decision. As I stated, I, along with those closest to me, have put a lot of time, deliberation and prayer into this decision and I truly am at peace with it."
Read the full statement here.