"When people come and ask me to play, I humbly decline because the violent nature of the game got the best of me," he said.
Wire was involved in one play that ended the career of Lions running back James Stewart during a 2003 preseason game. Because it happened in preseason, Wire said he did not receive any reward for the hit in which Stewart separated his shoulder.
Looking back, Wire regrets that he celebrated on the sideline after making the hit.
"I patted myself on the back, and for that I'm ashamed," Wire said. "My sense of normalcy was warped."
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