June 3, 2009
Harrison officially announced his retirement on Wednesday morning, saying he plans to spend time with his family and play golf and ruled out any possibility of a return. NBC will announce he will be joining their football broadcast team.
"I got home, started spending time with my kids, and I started realizing there is a point in time when you need to walk away," Harrison said of his decision. "Football was no longer the priority. God was the priority. Family was the priority. I really didn't have that fire any more."
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