I’ve known Anwar Richardson for several years now. I like him a lot, and I greatly respect his work.
I respect him even more today, because he has shared with his readers the details of a difficult decision to give up his job covering the Detroit Lions.
In 2011, Anwar left the Tampa Tribune for MLive.com. It wouldn’t be easy to fill the large shoes of the late Tom Kowalski, but Anwar was willing to give it a try.
He tried, and he succeeded.
Anwar also succeeded on Sunday, with an entertaining final post that starts by listing the top five reasons he’s going. The best two: (1) “I became frustrated with the Lions website breaking news through ‘sources,’ which is the equivalent of me ‘learning through sources’ what my wife is cooking for dinner”; and (2) “I think Titus Young knows where I live.”
We’ll defer to Anwar for the balance of his goodbye, which sets forth the real reason for his departure. Hopefully, he won’t be leaving the business for long.
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