[Kansas City.com] As speculation and various news reports continued to swirl about Priest Holmes’ future, the Chiefs said Wednesday that their career rushing leader has no plans to leave football because of a mystery injury that has taken him to three doctors.
“I would say this – Priest Holmes is not retiring,” Bob Moore, a team spokesman, said Wednesday morning. “That I do know.”
Moore said there was no news conference planned on Holmes’ status. The Star reported Sunday that Holmes, a three-time Pro Bowl running back, was seeing a spine specialist and could be sidelined for an extended period of time. On Tuesday, Holmes was in Miami to see another doctor, prompting speculation in Kansas City that the 32-year-old may end his football career.
Moore’s statement comes just hours after NBC Action News Sports Director Jack Harry went on the air stating that his sources inside Arrowhead Stadium had told him that Holmes would announce his retirement as early as Thursday.