Posted by Will Brinson
We spent some time earlier Monday talking about the trials and tribulations of former Cardinals quarterback Matt Leinart. Since there's not much going on these days with Arizona's QB situation -- it's a done deal, duh! -- why don't we go deeper in the past and talk about Kurt Warner?
See, over the weekend, ex-Cards scout Dave Razzano tweeted that Warner actually retired because Arizona lowballed him during free agency.
"Warner's people told me he wanted to continue playing but decided to retire after being low-balled," Razzano tweeted.
On Sunday, Warner took umbrage with Razzano's claim and fired back with a tweet of his own (Twit-sics ahoy!).
"2set record straight: I did NOT retire due 2 anything $$$ related! I retired bec I sacrificed enuf 4 the game & didn't want 2 do it anymore!" Warner tweeted.
Warner's maintained for a long time that he left on his own terms -- and, as Mike Sando of ESPN.com points out, that makes a lot of sense, especially because of Warner's quick retirement following the 2009 season.
If Warner wanted to make a pile of money, he could have "Favre'd" the Cardinals and flip-flopped on his decision to retire. But he didn't, and he never really gave Arizona the option of paying him what he was owed because he bounced out of town so quickly.
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