Linebacker Nickerson calls it a career

Updated: June 12, 2003, 4:46 PM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

Typical of Hardy Nickerson, on Wednesday evening as the Packers middle linebacker was explaining to ESPN.com why he has decided to retire, his more pressing concern was in making sure that oldest daughter Ashleigh got to softball practice on time, especially since she had recently been named to the all-star team.

Nickerson, of course, knows something about all-star games, having been named to five Pro Bowl berths during his 16-year NFL career. And he knows a lot about parenting as well, ...

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