ROCHESTER – After not dressing in the Bills season opener, Vontae Davis was given the starting nod at cornerback in week 2 for Buffalo.
Just before the end of the first half Davis walked into the tunnel at New Era Field and never came back out. Davis was not seen on the field or the sideline in the second half.
There was an unusual explanation for his absence.
Davis had quit the team.
Head coach Sean McDermott confirmed after the game that Davis, ”took himself out of the game.”
Needless to say his Bills teammates were stunned and taken back.
“I don’t think anyone saw it. It just kinda happened,” said Bills safety Rafael Bush. “We were in the locker room at halftime just trying to figure out what is going on.”
“Well I’ve never been around that. Never heard anything like that,” said 14-year veteran Kyle Williams. “The only thing to say is he’s where he needs to be right now.”
The Bills were already short handed when Phillip Gaines went down with an injury earlier in the game, leaving the team with just two corners.
“To have a guy that’s a healthy scratch and just quit the team, that’s unacceptable,” added Bush.
When asked if Bush would welcome back Davis into the locker room if he changed his mind tomorrow Bush said, “I seriously doubt it.”
Then he paused for a moment and said, “No.”
Davis signed a one-year 5 million dollar contract this off season with Buffalo.