Arian Foster Shocks The NFL With Retirement Announcement

David Hookstead | Contributor

Miami Dolphins Arian Foster is done with the game of professional football.

Foster shocked the NFL world late Monday when he abruptly announced that he was leaving midway through his season with the Dolphins. (SLIDESHOW: Celebrate The NFL Season With The Hottest Cheerleaders In The Game)

He wrote in part for the press release:

There comes a time in every athlete’s career when their ambition and their body are no longer on the same page. I’ve reached that point. It’s hard to write those words because this game been everything to me … my therapy, my joy, my solace and my enemy. I’ve learned to love every facet of this game, from the peak of accomplishment to the gutter of criticism. And it all makes the ride worthwhile. I’ve been fortunate enough to play many successful years in this league.

Foster has had an incredible career despite the fact he never won a Super Bowl. He rushed for 6,527 yards and 54 touchdowns. He suffered from injuries late in his career, which is clearly the motivation for his decision to walk away from the game.

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