Former six-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Calvin Johnson has indicated that he has no plans to mention the Detroit Lions in his 8-minute Hall of Fame speech next month.
Johnson, who was selected by the Lions at No. 2 in the 2007 NFL draft, spent his entire career in Detroit before abruptly retiring five years ago.
Johnson’s relationship with the Lions has been strained for some time.
“I’m definitely going to bring up a lot of people that I’m thankful for,” Johnson said Friday, via Clark Judge of Talk of Fame Network. “There are so many people during my career that had an impact and those specific people I’m going to try (thank) . . . at least I have them on the ticker. But I’m not going to mention everybody. As far as the Lions, hey, I got nothing to say.”