Jan 1, 2012; Miami, FL, USA; New York Jets running back LaDainian Tomlinson (21) is tackled by Miami Dolphins inside linebacker Kevin Burnett (56) during the first half at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE

Tomlinson Happy with No Ring?

Former Jets RB LaDainian Tomlinson retired from the NFL a legend, but one without a Super Bowl ring.

Is he happy about that? Judging by an answer he gave to NBC Sports Talk, he could be. He was asked if he would rather be a Hall of Famer without a Super Bowl Ring, or a Super Bowl Champ without a place in the Hall. He waited a beat, and chose that he would rather be a Hall of Famer without a ring. Here is a quote from Tomlinson on the subject:

“I feel like you’ve got to sacrifice so much individually just to be good,” Tomlinson said. “Now, they draft you individually, and you’ve got to back them up and make them right. I think at the end of the day, even though I didn’t win a Super Bowl ring, I felt like I backed them up for drafting me. I backed the San Diego Chargers up for picking me with the fifth pick (in 2001).”

I guess he will get his way.

Incidentally, he was asked if he had to choose who would give his speech he said Marty Schottenheimer, who coached Tomlinson from 2002-2006.

Is this a selfish attitude from LT? Is preferring the Hall to a Super Bowl ring wrong? Sound off below

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