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New book details Barry's reasons for quitting

Updated: November 16, 2003, 2:51 AM ET
Associated Press

WICHITA, Kan. -- Former All-Pro running back Barry Sanders says he quit the NFL because he was exhausted and frustrated that the Detroit Lions' front office did not seem willing to build a winning team.

In a book to be released Thanksgiving week, Sanders recalls openly sobbing on the sidelines on a rainy afternoon in Baltimore in 1998 because he knew it would be his last game.

It was the final game of another lousy season for the Lions, a meaningless 19-10 loss to the Ravens in which ...

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