Strahan Decides to Stay a Retired Giant

Michael Strahan, whom the Giants considered wooing out of retirement after Osi Umenyiora sustained a season-ending knee injury last Saturday night, has decided to remain retired, preferring to stay in the broadcast booth. Strahan’s decision was reported by Fox Sports, for whom Strahan will be a studio analyst.
“This has been one of the toughest nights of my life,” Strahan, the former Giants defensive end, told Fox Sports from Greece, where he was on vacation.
“But after long deliberation and throwing around a million scenarios in my head for the past day, I think it’s just best if I stay retired.”
Giants General Manager Jerry Reese called Strahan on Monday, and Strahan said that the money that was discussed would have been enough to do a deal.

nytimes.com
8/26/08