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Warner says his retirement was not '$$$-related'

Posted on: July 11, 2011 9:45 pm
Edited on: July 11, 2011 10:15 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

We spent some time earlier Monday talking about the trials and tribulations of former Cardinals quarterback Matt Leinart. Since there's not much going on these days with Arizona's QB situation -- it's a done deal, duh! -- why don't we go deeper in the past and talk about Kurt Warner?

See, over the weekend, ex-Cards scout Dave Razzano tweeted that Warner actually retired because Arizona lowballed him during free agency.

"Warner's people told me he wanted to continue playing but decided to retire after being low-balled," Razzano tweeted.

On Sunday, Warner took umbrage with Razzano's claim and fired back with a tweet of his own (Twit-sics ahoy!).

"2set record straight: I did NOT retire due 2 anything $$$ related! I retired bec I sacrificed enuf 4 the game & didn't want 2 do it anymore!" Warner tweeted.

Warner's maintained for a long time that he left on his own terms -- and, as Mike Sando of ESPN.com points out, that makes a lot of sense, especially because of Warner's quick retirement following the 2009 season.

If Warner wanted to make a pile of money, he could have "Favre'd" the Cardinals and flip-flopped on his decision to retire. But he didn't, and he never really gave Arizona the option of paying him what he was owed because he bounced out of town so quickly.

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Since: Jul 4, 2007
Posted on: July 12, 2011 1:53 pm
 

Warner says his retirement was not '$$$-related'

SRoebuck - If you want to be pedantic about it, the first sentence in Warner's tweet is redundant and there is also unnecessary repetition. My point appears to have sailed high over your head. In any case, if a longer point needs to be made, a second post can be utilised. I'm not saying that Warner's poor English puts him on a level with Michael Vick for behaviour, but it certainly highlights a growing trend of acceptance in such matters. Oh, and I really appreciated the delicious irony in your last sentence. A great mixture of vitriol and bad English.....




Since: Jan 31, 2011
Posted on: July 12, 2011 12:14 pm
 

Warner says his retirement was not '$$$-related'

twitter is stupid!! of course warners loaded with cash. he made like 30 million$ the last 2 years with cardinals. and atleast another 20-40 with the rams.



Since: Jun 20, 2009
Posted on: July 12, 2011 9:41 am
 

Warner says his retirement was not '$$$-related'

To set the record straight: I did NOT reture due to anything money related!  I retired because I sacrificed enough for the game and didn't want to do it anymore!

That's actually 162 characters, so no, he could NOT have written it in normal english.  Does that really make you lose respect for someone? Get the fk better at judging people.




Since: Jul 4, 2007
Posted on: July 12, 2011 8:54 am
 

Warner says his retirement was not '$$$-related'

BigSpartan60 - A quick scan of Warner's tweet shows that he could have written it in perfectly normal English. It's just a lazy excuse to roll out the '140 characters' line for those boneheaded sportsmen, pop stars and actors who can't write properly. It's the same with texting. It's a sad indictment on today's society when such tweets and texts are considered acceptable and the norm. I don't know your age, (I'm guessing under 25) but if you have kids one day, I hope you can see the point I'm making for their sake. Peace.



Since: Jul 29, 2009
Posted on: July 12, 2011 8:27 am
 

Warner says his retirement was not '$$$-related'

Do you guys know how twitter works? You get 140 characters to make a statement. People write on twitter like that all the time to shorten words in order to lengthen their overall statements. To proclaim him less intelligent because of a sentence on a social media site is ridiculous. Get real.



Since: Jun 22, 2011
Posted on: July 12, 2011 7:35 am
 

Warner says his retirement was not '$$$-related'

I agree.  I though Warner was one of the more intelligent players out there....after that tweet....not sure!




Since: Jul 4, 2007
Posted on: July 12, 2011 5:43 am
 

Warner says his retirement was not '$$$-related'

Wow, my respect for Kurt Warner has greatly reduced after reading this column. No, nothing to do with the debate about $$$... It was Warner's tweet. If my 8 year old wrote a sentence like that in any format, I'd be heartbroken.


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