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Emotional Vermeil says this retirement is the final one

Updated: January 2, 2006, 11:34 AM ET
Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- With trademark tears in his eyes, Dick Vermeil said this is really it -- a third retirement means he's out of football.

Honest.

Unlike his other two retirements, there'll be no returning to the profession he loves so dearly, Vermeil tearfully told a news conference Sunday after his Kansas City Chiefs beat Cincinnati 37-3.

He had told the team and staff the night before that he would step down after five years with the Chiefs and 15 years in the ...

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