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Gibbs cites pull of family obligations for retiring from Redskins

Updated: January 8, 2008, 10:26 PM ET
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ASHBURN, Va. -- Joe Gibbs' second NFL retirement was much like his first. It came as a surprise, and it was all about family.

On the one-year anniversary of his grandson's diagnosis with leukemia, and less than a year after one of his sons left town to return to the family NASCAR team, Gibbs stepped down Tuesday as coach and president of the Washington Redskins so that he could devote more time to what he called "the most important thing I'm going to leave on this earth."

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