Calvin Johnson RUMORS & NEWS

  • Calvin Johnson to join DWTS, sister says he ‘can’t dance’

    Larry Brown Sports "Calvin Johnson has already found a way to keep busy now that he has retired from the NFL — he’s going to dance. It was revealed on “Good Morning America” Tuesday that Johnson will be one of the contestants on Season 23 of “Dancing With the Stars.” The former Detroit Lions wide receiver will..." August 30

  • Calvin Johnson says painkillers were handed out ‘like candy’ to NFL players

    Washington Post "Sometime soon, the NFL may have to explain in court how its team’s medical staffs responsibly dispensed painkillers to players in the league. According to Calvin Johnson, powerful and addictive opioids were, until recently, handed out “like candy.” Johnson, who retired from the Lions in March..." July 07

  • Calvin Johnson says retirement would've been hard if Lions were contenders

    The Score "Retired Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson is beginning to open up about all the reasons he decided to retire at age 30. It's long been understood that Johnson was stepping away because of nagging injuries, but the future Hall of Famer has now confirmed the plight of the Lions'..." July 06

  • Calvin Johnson says he retired because he's 'fed up' with football

    SB Nation "When Calvin Johnson announced his retirement earlier this offseason, he kept his reasoning a secret. But now he's decided to open up about why he walked away from the game. At his annual football camp Saturday, Johnson dispelled rumors that he called it quits because he was frustrated with the..." June 29

  • Calvin Johnson sets the record straight: 'I'm not coming back'

    CBS Sports "Calvin Johnson shockingly decided to retire earlier this offseason at the age of 30. A Hall of Fame-caliber player for nine years, Johnson finished his career with 731 catches for 11,619 yards and 83 touchdowns. Those figures rank 43rd, 27th, and 22nd all-time, respectively, and they rank fifth,..." June 25

  • Stafford: I think it will be tougher on defenses without Calvin Johnson

    Pro Football Talk "Calvin Johnson retired this offseason, leaving the Lions to get used to running an offense without their top receiver for most of the last decade. They signed Marvin Jones, Jeremy Kerley, Andre Caldwell and Andre Roberts as free agents to go with holdovers Golden Tate, T.J. Jones and Corey..." June 21