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LaDainian Tomlinson Is '95 Percent Retired' From The NFL

Former New York Jets running back LaDainian Tomlinson said during a recent radio interview that he is "95 percent retired" from the NFL.

"I haven't thought about going back out and playing football next year. As of right now I am not going back and playing football," Tomlinson said. "It would just have to be something that I would have to think about and talk with my family and just really before I made a decision know that it is the right decision."


Tomlinson was asked if he understands how difficult it is for players to completely close the door on their careers.


"I completely understand because we are trained and structured a certain way to be on the schedule. As football players our bodies know exactly what time of year it is and what we need to be doing. Not only does it make it hard for that transition physically. It makes it hard mentally getting out of that mindset of okay I don't play no more. I don't have to go to the weight room. I don't have to go workout if I don't want to. I am not playing this Sunday," Said Tomlinson. "It's hard to get out of that frame of mind when you have been doing it 20-plus years of your life."