After joining the Saints briefly in a "ceremonial" role for last Saturday's playoff game, Deuce McAllister has announced that he's retiring from football.
McAllister confirmed his plans in a text message to The Associated Press. The Clarion-Ledger in Jackson, Miss., first reported the former Ole Miss star's plans on Tuesday afternoon.
Buzz kill. Here's hoping he gets work coaching if he wants it.
Follow up from CBS Sports.
As his football career flourished, McAllister diversified his business interests, opening car dealerships in Jackson, purchasing a stake in the McAlister's Deli chain and investing in the restoration of the historic King Edward Hotel in downtown Jackson.
I didn't know he had a stake in McAlister's. That's kinda funny.
McAllister maintains a residence in the New Orleans area and plans to remain with the Saints in an unofficial capacity throughout the playoffs.
I truly had hoped he had another few plays in him at the very least, if not another year or two. Wishful thinking, I suppose.
One thing the story notes that I had noticed when watching the game on Saturday -- the calls for "Dooo-se" when the Saints where near the goal line. Priceless; I hope he enjoyed it. (And he better be on the sidelines this week, too!)
- Todd Stauffer
I find this entire episode to be extremely entertaining....to say the least!
Though I'm not a Saints fan, I always liked Duece. The fact that he was able to stay with one team in his entire career says a lot too. These days, that's very rare. At least for those who've been around as long as (or even longer than) Duece.
- golden eagle
Y'all know what, Reggie Bush got scared with old man Deuce's returning, and decided to run his butt up the field instead of across it. He looked great against the Cardinals. The Saints should keep Deuce on the roster until they win the Super Bowl just to keep Reggie scared and going north or south.