Ravens WR Derrick Mason Retires From NFL After 12 Seasons
“I have had a tremendous career and I played for two great teams. I had fun,” Mason told jocklife.com, a Web site that shares an office building with Mason’s agent. “In my career, I have been able to do everything but win a Super Bowl. I’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,” Mason said. “Right 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.”
Mason’s retirement comes nine days after quarterback Steve McNair, a longtime friend and teammate, was shot and killed in Nashville, Tenn.
“I have been thinking about this since the season ended,” Mason said. “Emotionally I am just not that enthused. I have not been that enthused to get up and work out … 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. It’s time right now. I don’t know what’s going to happen from here, but it’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 hard … played hard in practice and the game. I tried to make everyone better and would do anything to help.”
The Ravens didn’t immediately respond to a phone call from The Baltimore Sun. That leaves the Ravens with Mark Clayton and Demetrius Williams as their top wide receivers.
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