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Brooks Asks Fans To Forgive Bucs

Although he was no longer playing at an elite level during his 14th and final season as a Buccaneer in 2008, Tampa Bay fans were angry over the way the team handled the departure of franchise icon Derrick Brooks, which came shockingly and abruptly on February 25, 2009.

Some Bucs fans are still not over the bitterness they felt upon hearing the news.

During his retirement ceremony at One Buccaneer Place, Brooks was asked what he would say to those fans that are still angry at the franchise over his release.

When asked, Brooks said, “If the Lord can forgive, who are we to say we can’t forgive?”

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