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Dhani Jones retires

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Linebacker Dhani Jones, an eleven-year NFL veteran who started every game for the Bengals from 2008 through 2010, has retired from pro football.  Jones announced the decision in a message posted at his website, DhaniJones.TV.

Jones entered the league with the Giants in 2000.  After four seasons in New York, he signed with the Eagles.  After three seasons in Philly, he finished his career with four seasons in Cincinnati.

Jones started in Super Bowl XXXIX for the Eagles.

His retirement announcement matches the complexity and layers of the man who branched out beyond football long before retiring from the game.  It’s delivered into a hand-held camera, confidently and proudly, from an airport.

We’ve got a feeling that we won’t be hearing the last of Dhani Jones.  And we like that.

Congratulations, Dhani, on a great career.

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37 Responses to “Dhani Jones retires”
  1. hillzmickelzon says: Oct 11, 2011 8:59 PM

    Dhani call Andy reid before you do that, he might be callin u keep the ringer on

  2. acerockefellar says: Oct 11, 2011 8:59 PM

    Dhani is a great guy and a great player. Very humble and is always doing stuff for charity’s. We definitely wont be hearing the last of him.

  3. cup1981 says: Oct 11, 2011 9:01 PM

    Always a class player that came, played the game and left it all on the field. He always played his game in a respectable and professional manner. Congrats Dhani and good luck in your future endeavors! If the HOF let guys in on character alone, you would be a 1st ballot entry!

  4. eigglesnosuperbowls says: Oct 11, 2011 9:03 PM

    He stunk !

  5. yelix says: Oct 11, 2011 9:05 PM

    Every sports station will want this guy to work for them. Smart, funny, well-spoken, and charismatic. Congratulations, Dhani.

  6. turk2875 says: Oct 11, 2011 9:12 PM

    I’ve always liked Dhani Jones, always had alot of character and played with heart. Also the main reason I wear Bow-Ties…

  7. Mr. Wright 212 says: Oct 11, 2011 9:15 PM

    He is a good dude, but his mind seemed to be on photography and reading poetry to the birds and the bees instead of picking up Foxy’s defense and that joke that Johnnie Lynn called a defense.

  8. jharmon64 says: Oct 11, 2011 9:19 PM

    Was he even on a roster or playing this year? Is he hurt? That would be helpful information.

  9. Little Earthquake says: Oct 11, 2011 9:23 PM

    Super nice guy – met him a few years ago. Good luck to him.

  10. prrbrr says: Oct 11, 2011 9:26 PM

    A great player and a classy guy. Despite what some may say about his play in Philly, I really liked the guy.

  11. buzzbissinger says: Oct 11, 2011 9:29 PM

    DH,
    Keep rockin’ the bowtie.
    BB

  12. steeltown56 says: Oct 11, 2011 9:30 PM

    Good Guy….. Best wishes in the future.

  13. bigblaw says: Oct 11, 2011 9:38 PM

    Michigan Man

  14. colinsnooks says: Oct 11, 2011 9:38 PM

    I am pretty sure this does not smell. Zero stinkage.

  15. hrdcorbengalsfan says: Oct 11, 2011 10:01 PM

    Good luck, Dhani. Cinch has lost a truly good guy!

  16. benlw2 says: Oct 11, 2011 10:12 PM

    Very classy guy who wore the stripes proudly. Thanks for a few great years Dhani. Wish you all the best from Cincy.

  17. benh999 says: Oct 11, 2011 10:19 PM

    “We’ve got a feeling that we won’t be hearing the last of Dhani Jones.”

    Too bad.

  18. suckleague says: Oct 11, 2011 10:34 PM

    Leave a message. “Dhani? It’s Carson. RETIRE NOW, it’s the only way to shed Mike Brown. We can both get the hell OUT OF HERE. Next year we’re living phat on Miami beach.”

  19. realfann says: Oct 11, 2011 10:38 PM

    So talking to the camera in my cell phone, killing time in a half empty airport waiting for my flight, will demonstrate the complexity and layers of the man I have become.

    Got it.

    Somehow I thought it would be more difficult.

  20. rgwhodey says: Oct 11, 2011 10:49 PM

    Congrats Dhani.. hope you stay in the nati… Good luck you deserve the best…

  21. polishkingski says: Oct 11, 2011 11:01 PM

    wow….a football player with a brain! now he can take those long road trips brian u. as soon as the bears season ends which should be week 17? yeah, sounds about right.

  22. ravensfan4life52 says: Oct 11, 2011 11:11 PM

    this dude was a joke. no one will miss him.

  23. doob187 says: Oct 11, 2011 11:26 PM

    Dude had a good attitude, he always set a great example, not to mention his show wasn’t half bad. I kinda wish Miami would have picked him up he’s a winner in my book. F*ck all the haters on here… you guys can’t wait for the next topic to hate on huh? seriously some of you need to seek counseling. Hopefully we will see Dhani as a commentator

  24. redrifle14 says: Oct 11, 2011 11:48 PM

    eigglesnosuperbowls says “He Stunk”.

    Seriously? I dont think any Eagles fans have the right to say anything about anyone right now.

  25. paulieorkid says: Oct 12, 2011 12:06 AM

    The League just lost one of its elite – the 7th best linebacker in the league.

    Signed,
    A Credible Source (with a bowtie)

  26. sfviaphilly says: Oct 12, 2011 12:25 AM

    Dhani Jones… Great? Did I miss something? Don’t get me wrong – he was productive/decent but don’t get carried away.

  27. blacnsilvr says: Oct 12, 2011 1:07 AM

    I thought he retired to sell bow ties years ago….Ooops!!

  28. rexadelphia8 says: Oct 12, 2011 2:32 AM

    Now go run your coffee shop in mt Adams. And give me another bow tie please

  29. panama45377 says: Oct 12, 2011 3:37 AM

    This is one jersey I will always be proud to wear. Class act Mr. Jones. We’ll miss you in Cincy. Good luck on your new adventures. See ya down the road.

  30. asublimeday says: Oct 12, 2011 4:20 AM

    I don’t think “great career” means what you think it means…

  31. msg372 says: Oct 12, 2011 7:21 AM

    Nothing was more infuriating that seeing him mock play the banjo after making his one and only tackle for the game which was for a 10 yard game. But, he’s a nice guy, good luck.

  32. cleverbob says: Oct 12, 2011 7:44 AM

    redrifle14 says:
    Oct 11, 2011 11:48 PM

    eigglesnosuperbowls says “He Stunk”.

    Seriously? I dont think any Eagles fans have the right to say anything about anyone right now.
    =====================================

    No, regardless of what the current team is doing on the field he definitely stunk when he played here.

  33. gustavejfrerotte says: Oct 12, 2011 8:05 AM

    Love the haters….get a life.

    Solid player, high character guy, smart, funny, leaving the game with his senses intact, a nice fat bank account, and the ability to make a living doing whatever he really enjoys doing.

    Wait, now I hate him……………………

  34. thefirstsmilergrogan says: Oct 12, 2011 8:12 AM

    while he was ok with nyg, he did very little his time in philly. perhaps the scheme in cincy worked better for him. in philly he was appeared more interested in the post-nfl career than anything else.

  35. thefirstsmilergrogan says: Oct 12, 2011 8:17 AM

    yo red: you better bring more than your rifle if you want people in philly to stop caring or complaining. since you probably are a bengals fan, enjoy your success (such as it is) while it lasts. but don’t expect us to suffer in silence. that ain’t how we roll…………………….

    p.s.: to the loon above, even dhani himself doesn’t think he’s the 7th best linebacker in the nfl. maybe in the cfl… or the afl…

  36. dukemarc says: Oct 12, 2011 9:51 AM

    Congratulations, Dhani, on a great career.

    —————————————-

    Wait, what? Nice guy but “great career”?

  37. b1rdbath says: Oct 12, 2011 1:00 PM

    gustavejfrerotte says:
    Oct 12, 2011 8:05 AM
    Love the haters….get a life.

    Solid player, high character guy, smart, funny, leaving the game with his senses intact, a nice fat bank account, and the ability to make a living doing whatever he really enjoys doing.

    Wait, now I hate him……………………
    _____________________________________
    lmfao!! great comment

    good luck Dhani. good man

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