Bills player claims cornerback Vontae Davis retired at halftime

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It might be only two games into the National Football League season, but it's been a sorry affair for the Buffalo Bills already.

Vontae Davis, a two-time Pro Bowler who had been playing his first season in Buffalo after nine years with Miami and Indianapolis, retired halfway through Sunday's 31-20 loss to the Chargers, according to his team.

So what happened between then and halftime to make Davis decide to get in his vehicle and leave New Era Field in the middle of the game?

The rest of Davis's $5m contract consisted of a $1.5m signing bonus and a $250,000 workout bonus.

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"It's completely disrespectful to his teammates", Bills linebacker Lorenzo Alexander told reporters after the game. Coming out, they said, 'He's not coming out.

Davis was a noticeable absentee after half-time and it was later confirmed he told his team-mates he was retiring. I meant no disrespect to my team-mates and coaches. It's just that he holds himself to a certain standard and he was underperforming. But, physically, I know today that isn't possible and I had an honest moment with myself. He had played with the Colts since 2012.

"I also wondered: Do I want to keep sacrificing?"