Baltimore Ravensâ€™ two-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Derrick Mason officially announced his retirement from the NFL exclusively today on JOCKlife.com, which is a website owned by Mason's agents Peter Schaffer and Lamont Smith.
â€śI have had a tremendous career and I played for two great teams, I had fun. In my career, I have been able to do everything but win a Super Bowl. Iâ€™ve had the opportunity to play on great teams and with great players. After 12 years, I have seen it all and done it all,â€ť Mason stated. â€śRight now, I am content with the decision I am making. All good things come to an end and I am ready to see what else life has to offer.â€ť
â€śI have been thinking about this since the season ended. Emotionally I am just not that enthused. I have not been that enthused to get up and work outâ€¦it was getting to that point. This decision has nothing to do with the contract situation; I have made enough money, more than enough money. Emotionally there are things that are more important. Itâ€™s time right now. I donâ€™t know whatâ€™s going to happen from here, but itâ€™s going to be really nice to see what life has in store for me. What I want people to remember about my NFL career is that I played hardâ€¦played hard in practice and the game. I tried to make everyone better and would do anything to help.â€ť