Barry Sanders told Ron Rice he was retiring BEFORE his final game in 1998.

On Tuesday morning, Ryan Ermani and Rico Beard were joined by former Detroit Lions Safety, Ron Rice.  Rice discusses where Matt Stafford is at in his career, as well as the Dez Bryant contract situation. In addition, he recalled when Barry Sanders told him was going to retire – BEFORE the Lions regular season finale versus the Baltimore Ravens in 1998. – Listen at

Shortly after the interview, Barry Sanders responded on Twitter confirming Rice’s story.

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