Comments on: Didn’t Retirement Mean Retirement? Chicago Bears History Blog by Mon, 20 Apr 2015 22:25:11 +0000 hourly 1 By: bill17 Sun, 13 Apr 2008 16:29:43 +0000 I agree with your comments about Barry Sanders and Walter. I reminds me of the low class antics of Sugar ‘Ray’ Leonard, he retired a number of times and made it a farce. As far as MJ, when he ‘retired’ the first time that was only because he had been gambling, instead of suspending him [and giving baskerball a bad name]Stern and MJ worked out a deal that he would retire for a couple of years, and then come back. That way MJ or the NBA does not get their names tarnished from things that are illegal in many other sports. Remember Paul Hornung got suspended for a year for gambling. I respect Brett Favre, but if he does come back it will only tarnish my thoughts of him.