from Yahoo News and FOX Sports:
Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre has decided to retire from the NFL after 17 seasons.
â€œHe has had one of the greatest careers in the history of the National Football League, and he is able to walk away from the game on his own termsâ€” not many players are able to do that,â€ Packers general manager Ted Thompson said Tuesday.
Favreâ€™s agent Bus Cook said the 38-year-old quarterback told him of his decision Monday night.
â€œNobody pushed Brett Favre out the door, but then nobody encouraged him not to go out that door, either,â€ Cook said by phone from his Hattiesburg, Miss., office.
*****Not local, but still some pretty big news, on March 4; no more number four for the Green Bay Packers.*****