Pictures of famous quitters -- Barry Sanders

Barry Sanders was one of the best running backs in <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORSPT000007" title="National Football League" href="/topic/sports/football/national-football-league-ORSPT000007.topic">NFL</a> history. He was only 31 and on the verge of breaking <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PESPT008537" title="Walter Payton" href="/topic/sports/football/walter-payton-PESPT008537.topic">Walter Payton</a>'s all-time NFL rushing record when he retired frustrated with the lowly <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORSPT000041" title="Detroit Lions" href="/topic/sports/football/detroit-lions-ORSPT000041.topic">Detroit Lions</a>' front office.
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( GARY BOGDON, ORLANDO SENTINEL / December 28, 1997 )

Barry Sanders was one of the best running backs in NFL history. He was only 31 and on the verge of breaking Walter Payton's all-time NFL rushing record when he retired frustrated with the lowly Detroit Lions' front office.

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