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Calvin Johnson: 'If We Would've Been A Contender, It Would've Been Harder To Let Go' [VIDEO]

By: Evan Jankens

When Terry Foster first broke the story that Calvin Johnson was going to retire from the NFL I was in shock. Then after thinking about it for a little while, it made sense to me. Johnson has more money than most people will make in a lifetime, and had played nine seasons for the Lions and had not won a playoff game. Those two reasons seemed good enough for him to sail off into retirement.

Early in June, Johnson posted a photo of his finger during a recent surgery and that showed even more of a reason why he decided to walk away from the game.

Wednesday afternoon, E:60 tweeted out the following:

The video is nothing more than a :40 second video preview of the episode that will air Thursday night at 10 p.m.

The only quote from Johnson in the preview about leaving the game early is, "If we would've been a contender, it would've been harder to let go."

Johnson does appear to be enjoying his retirement. He just recently got married and seems to be having a good time fishing as well.

It will be interesting to see some of the reasons that he gives for his retirement Thursday evening.

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