Patriots safety Rodney Harrison is currently holding a conference call in which he officially announced his retirement, and he opened with a joke.
"Today is a very exciting day for me. Contrary to what you guys have reported, I just got off the phone with Coach Belichick and I'm very excited about getting acclimated with my teammates and getting back out on the field. Knee feels great. He told me that I don't really have to report until September 1. So I'm very excited about that."
There was silence on the conference call, before Harrison said "I'm just pulling your leg."