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Vikings' Asher Allen to retire at 24

Updated: May 30, 2012, 10:09 PM ET
Associated Press

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- The Minnesota Vikings announced Wednesday that cornerback Asher Allen has retired from football, a curious decision for a 24-year-old who was about to enter only his fourth NFL season.

Coach Leslie Frazier didn't get into specifics of the conversation he had with Allen last week, but did say he was surprised by the decision by the former third-round draft pick, who would have been counted on to provide depth in the secondary this season.

"I didn't see ...

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