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NFL Star LaDainian Tomlinson

You Couldn't PAY Me

To Unretire

5/29/2013 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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San Diego Chargers
legend LaDainian Tomlinson will NEVER return to the NFL -- despite reports of a lucrative offer from his old team -- telling TMZ, retired life is just too good to give up.

LT was out in L.A. Monday when we asked about the Chargers reportedly offering Tomlinson a new contract this spring ... after he retired last year.

Tomlinson told us ... life after the game is so amazing, there's no way he'd ever accept another contract ... which is pretty crazy considering how integral a player he was. Watch the clip.

Oh yeah, LT also weighs in on the Chargers' latest acquisition ... Manti Te'o ... it's pretty funny.

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1.

IwuvTMZ    

Probably the worst football commentator.

408 days ago
2.

NOT ELMO    

LaDainian Tomlinson
You Couldn't PAY Me
To UnRetire.....................And NOBODY Will !

408 days ago
3.

Tony    

the only offers Tebow has on the table are from arena and canadian league... Manti Teo's performance is yet to be deturmined as notre dame plays a soft schedule and Te'o wasnt even a factor in the championship game against Alabamma. LT was nice mannered and very profesional. Seemed to be in good spirits.

408 days ago
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stark909    

It's because no one wants to play ball with ronaiah tuiasosopo's Lover. "You don't want to be bent over a cat like that" - Charlie Murphy

408 days ago
5.

Lucky_130    

Its hard to believe that this guy was a better football player than OJ

408 days ago
6.

dale12    

Too bad that he won't return to the NFL, because as a Commentator on the NFL Network you can't understand a word he is saying...Ugh!

408 days ago
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dale12    

TMZ....You Need to do something about your Spamming Problem! At this point 4 have added their 2 cent to this thread.

408 days ago
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Stacey Loflin    

How is this even funny? Last line in the article said "It's pretty funny". blah...

408 days ago
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Stacey Loflin    

Last line in the article said "it's pretty funny"

Um ... no...it's not. This was dull, dry, and all it showed was somebody jock sniffing and stalking a retired football player.

408 days ago
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Nun ja biz    

I LOVE LT! He is a great person and was an awesome player!

408 days ago
11.

Roscho    

Worst clip I've ever watched on the Z. Funny part about Teo? No, there wasn't anything funny about Teo. Who the eff is managing over there today?

408 days ago
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ladydiinpa    

seems to be a nice guy; but never say never; lets hope retirement works out for him & he manages his money right..

408 days ago
13.

James R. - Los Angeles    

LMAO @ the name "LaDainian"! Is his middle name Keyshawn???

408 days ago
14.

sophie    

San Diego Chargers LaDainian Tomlinson is retired and enjoying time with his wife, LaTorsha Oakley. Meet her here:
http://fabwags.com/latorsha-oakley-former-san-diego-chargers-player-ladainian-tomlinsons-wife/

408 days ago
15.

MrsRivers17    

Ladanian Tomlinson really retired from football when he sat on the bench durung the 2008 AFC Championship game against the Patriots.

408 days ago
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