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Monday, July 13, 2009

Tony Gonzalez Announces That He Will Retire As A Kansas City Chief

Tony Gonzalez to retire as a Kansas City Chief in the NFL Hall of Fame - KCMB Kansas City News Exclusive

Tony Gonzalez announced today that he would be retiring as a Kansas City Chief. Tony was recently traded to The Atlanta Falcons for a second round draft pick - which was an extremely questionable trade - and will report to Falcons training camp in a few weeks.

At a recent fundraiser hosted by "Shadow Buddies", a charity group that Gonzalez helped found and operate, Tony announced to the eager crowd that he would officially retire as a Kansas City Chief. This is an exclusive KCMB News story, as they were at the event and videotaped Tony's heartfelt speech (see video below). The Chiefs fans in attendance cheered when he told us this news, and we now know that when Tony is eventually inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame, it will be as a representative of the Kansas City Chiefs.

Gonzalez gave away several pieces of memorabilia including his last autographed football, which he presented to the Official Band of The Kansas City Chiefs, "The KC All Stars" (pictured above at the event with Tony) who he mentions and thanks in the video. Tony Gonzalez played for Kansas City from 1997-2008 and was hoping to win at least one NFL Playoff Game before he would retire. He has failed to do that in KC and will now try his luck in Atlanta. He will wear number 88 in Atlanta as he did with The Chiefs, however it will be the Chiefs who will lay permanent claim on Gonzalez when he is added to the list of the best NFL players in history at Canton.



Tony Gonzalez to retire a Kansas City Chief in the Hall of Fame by KCMB Kansas City News

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Tony Gonzalez Retire a Kansas City Chief said...

It's nice to hear that Tony Gonzalez will retire as a Kansas City Chief even though he had a lot of success in Atlanta. The fans in Kansas City really appreciate Tony Gonzalez and would love to see the good old red and gold hanging in the Hall of Fame when Gonzalez retires.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely! Tony Gonzalez should retire a Chief since we basically raised him to be the player that he is today. Plus, everyone knows that Atlanta is going to choke in the Playoffs this year anyway (sorry Tony).

Tony! Retire in Atlanta! said...

We think that Tony Gonzalez should retire in Atlanta. He came here for a reason, The Kansas City Chiefs just weren't getting it done for him. He couldn't win a single playoff game in Kansas City and the Chiefs were wasting his valuable talent. Tony Gonzalez should retire with dignity, with a team that wins, and cares about it's team and it's fans, as the Chiefs clearly do not.

Tony Gonzalez to Retire a Chief - VIDEO said...

KCMB Kansas City News is proud to present to you the official release of Tony Gonzalez announcing in public for the first time that he will retire as a Kansas City Chief. This is a KCMB exclusive news article, for the rights to use this video footage or any sound bites please contact us at kansascitynews@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

We were at this event when Tony Gonzalez announced that he would retire as a Kansas City Chiefs. It was a very proud day for our city and we have missed Tony for all of the years that he has been apart from our program. Moeaki is starting to come along, but it will be hard to replace number 88 as the Atlanta Falcons will also soon find out.

Anonymous said...

It is an honorable thing that Tony Gonzalez will retire as a Kansas City Chief. He entertained fans here for almost a decade and although he never won a Playoff game, he did enjoy some great seasons which contributed in majority to his current records. Tony Gonzalez would have been great anywhere he would have played, but since he spent most of his playing time in Kansas City, he should retire as a Chief.

Anonymous said...

Tony Gonzalez should come back for one final season before he retires and play for The Kansas City Chiefs, Joe Montana, Warren Moon, Anthony Becht style! Go Tony!

Anonymous said...

That's what I was thinking! How cool would it be for Tony Gonzalez to return to the Kansas City Chiefs for one last season before he announces that he will retire as a Chief. A perfect ending.

Tony Gonzalez Elected to Pro Bowl 2013 said...

Congratulations to Tony Gonzalez on making the Pro Bowl again in 2012. There is no doubt that he is the greatest tight end to ever play the game thus far, and it is great news that Tony will retire as a Kansas City Chief.

Anonymous said...

It will be interesting to see what Tony Gonzalez has to say to the press after the Falcons playoff game coming up. If he retires, and announces his retirement hopefully it will not be with The Kansas City Chiefs but with The Atlanta Falcons, especially if they win the big one this year.

Anonymous said...

I would say that if the Falcons win the Super Bowl this year then Tony Gonzalez will definitely retire. Whether or not he will retire as a Kansas City Chief is still up in the air even though in the video he tells his Kansas City fans that he will retire as a Chief, he could still change his mind. It seems like it would be hard for Tony to retire as a Chief if he wins a Super Bowl ring with the Falcons, I think at that point Gonzalez would feel like he should retire as a Falcon. We will See...

Anonymous said...

The world is waiting for Tony Gonzalez to announce whether or not he will retire, and also whether he will retire as a Kansas City Chief. It seems likely that if the Falcons go deep into the Playoffs, or even win the whole thing, Gonzalez will retire after the 2012 NFL Season.

Anonymous said...

Well, it seems to be official that Tony Gonzalez will retire a Kansas City Chief, however he hasn't officially announced it yet. This video seems to prove that he will retire a Chief, so that is good news. Way to go KCMB!

Anonymous said...

It's good to know that Tony Gonzalez will retire a Kansas City Chief. He spent the majority of his playing time in KC and the fans here supported him even after he left the team to join the Falcons. A lot of Kansas City Chiefs fans were hoping that Atlanta and Gonzalez would go to the Super Bowl this season, but at least Tony Gonzalez got his first ever playoff win.

Anonymous said...

T-Go! Tony Gonzalez will retire a Chief, sources say, and now that we have seen this video it appears that KCMB News got this story quite some time ago. It is great that Tony Gonzalez will retire a Kansas City Chief, but what really matters right now is that we won't be able to see him playing in the NFL ever again, and that is a sad thought. Thanks for the memories Tony!

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