We mentioned last week Willie Parker could wind up returning to the Steelers, but the running back has other ideas.
A source “close to Parker” told Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that Parker would rather sit out this season than play for the Steelers again.
Oy. It’s not like Parker has many options, so it’s unwise to burn bridges over his “treatment” in Pittsburgh last year. (It also won’t particularly help Parker live off his Super Bowl heroics for the rest of his life.)
There have been questions about Parker’s toughness on the field, and this report makes you wonder about it off the field as well.