Carolina Panthers Star Julius Peppers Announces His Retirement

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David Hookstead Smoke Room Editor-in-Chief

NFL legend Julius Peppers announced his retirement Friday morning.

The Carolina Panthers star posted a video of himself cleaning out his locker and taking his name plate. He ended the video by stating, “It’s not goodbye. It’s kind of like I’ll see you later. But, until then I’m grateful, I’m satisfied and at peace with all that comes next. Thank you.”

There’s no doubt at all that Peppers has had one of the greatest careers in the history of the league.

The man was an absolute savage out on the field, and he terrified opposing offenses. (RELATED: Carolina Panthers Quarterback Cam Newton Has Shoulder Surgery)

It’s a shame that he never won a Super Bowl. He’ll without a doubt go down as one of the top players to never win a ring.

That’s a shame, but it shouldn’t damper the fact Peppers is a legend. I hope he enjoys retirement because he’s done more than enough to earn it.

See you later, Peppers! Something tells me he’ll still find a way to be involved with the sport.

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