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Classy Move; Anquan Boldin refuses to take number 81 in Detroit out of respect

How many more years does Anquan Boldin have left in the tank?

Lions new receiver will not wear number 81 out of respect for Megatron

Anquan Boldin has been a pretty amazing wide receiver over the years, and when he was recently signed by the Detroit Lions to replace Calvin Johnson, the man who wore #81 his entire career was asked what number he would take.  Boldin said he refused to take number 81 and will play with the number 80. 

For me, it’s a respect thing,” Boldin said. “I think everybody knows what Calvin Johnson means to this community, to this organization. So for me, I didn’t even want to go down the road. So just out of respect, I didn’t even ask about it.”

I think this is as classy as you can get.  Great response Anquan. 

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