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Donald Driver sits down with Laura Okmin to discuss his career and retirement.
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At the back -- -- -- -- sitting in the air. McDonald's drive and looks like in the retirement well that's why I'll be happy. I think -- few 113. -- well it. Round. Super ball. You for a probable. Two man of the year you accomplished nothing but. It. -- You know I -- my best I travel a benefit no which -- something it all worked out. You know we're I am blessed to beasts. All the days of confidence in my career. I know you got jokes those volatile but it is it is true that blessed. To be a mind the great players that played before me to win a uniform is is to -- I don't have to know that nothing that I had no idea about and I love you -- you don't let it. Let me ask you this dusty just before years as you were sort of winning and trying to figure it out and we said which. Body -- would make the decision for you did you think it would be your head would it be your heart would be your body which which are finally made it. -- It was my heart sounds that was it it was my heart that made the final decision to to walk away from the game you know don't let you know. Twelve years ago. Since -- did a media room. In front of the net in the media people and the Packers signed me to a contract that I knew that was able to take him off him for the rest of life. And that's when I made a moment to say. I would never went that the uniform. In NFL history I cannot do it the rest of my life and I've made a decision that I can't win -- few -- got to be the green go. When did you make it ten. And what was it that finally that okay this is. The you know it was a rough season for me it was really tough season for me not to sit back and -- -- that even contribute the way the electricity -- a couple of games where you know that the the Chicago game a case to you know the game winner at the Jets the game accused the game winning you think that signals it was not over yet you know you can continue play but he got to force. You know sometimes I didn't dress and -- in -- and I wasn't injured so. I kind of knew that they was willing to move on and it came businesses and at them today and and -- -- you know and I think some if you say how to be finally. But the group would Gaza I'll play without -- it wasn't about. Trying to get all that delays because up handles -- you know I'll Dermarr respect not her ability and I just had to make sure they're not pay -- -- the people has been able to meet so many years and that's what though the fans download Gaza and you know -- us next Wednesday obviously sit there in front of thousands of fans. And from a million fans that -- Watson tellem that the reason why I'm really done. It kills just from listening and I can't even imagine you're going to sneak out of driving it probably won't -- -- I'm composed now. But I've had so many times that I've been at home it. And and got away -- talking Mateen and -- in the able to share my tears you know also now is going to be a point where I get to see him to -- We millions and millions of fans and let them know the reason. That's why I'm really retire. How hard was this season for you in and I know I'm a competitor I know how much you want to be out there but we're so used to especially like receivers. Being vocal about not getting -- all about about the rule change was that tough Q I know that that's yeah. For fourteen years I know how classy -- then but I don't know I can't imagine how tough that was not. You don't like Alice Alice Alice frustrated. Because. If you're not frustrated in you. Where's the competitors out of I was very frustrated in the situation but. When you sit back and you have time to sit back and -- think about it. You have to know the business out of it and -- able to watch it break go through and Al's last Rob Davis go through and she's like. Tom Ridge Waco it was when you're able to sit there and watch these gas goes through with it in your early -- you know that your time will come. You have to -- yourself what is Sampras was I had also some of the premise of the when he did -- -- how is it to sit back. It's Somalis think it's okay and so I'm OK with situation from seventh round pick to hear everything you accomplished. What do you most but these fourteen years. You don't. I was say this that. So we're always tell Mikey is that they day it was a great football player. We know -- to Mikey is -- my wife that -- there it was a great husband. And a great father the best on profligate the NFL the game has made about a person and a better husband. And about the -- That I love that because I hear it but I also get to see that yet so I'm not that even more so. You weren't here -- -- week with that acts but only you you're walking around serving running me. My kids and tell with huge smiles on their faces but he doing. You know I was here finish to give these kids put junior team of New Orleans to give them opportunities so. Learned empowerment of being successful when he when he grew up in these kids are now no now that they can be unscrupulous because they've learned how to own and run of this. And today was all about run appears to not told the kids about you give you guys wanting. Don't -- give anything away free. Always -- -- -- deserve out of it in and these -- it did today entity in the Rasul what thousand dollars and they have been offered allow to come back tomorrow. And try to syllable eliminate this is a great cause I take my hat off to -- mommy fitness has done a great job to do that is -- have to and they did a good job. Love that not as much as I have. Loved watching you all these years and getting to know you -- the feeling you regulations that an amazing curry and they consumer appreciate it.