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January 5, 2010 10:40 AM

Jamaal Charles Is Too Good for Rushing Record

Charles.jpgIn recent weeks Chiefs' RB Jamaal Charles has been tearing it up. In the second half of the season he was just shy of 1,000 rushing yards and he also added 316 receiving yards. He made a huge difference in many fantasy leagues and with his Week 17 performance he won many fantasy league championships for his owners (though, those fantasy leagues have no credibility since they're playing in Week 17 - truly a novice move).

In the final game of the season against the Browns, Charles rushed for a Chiefs' record 259 yards. Charles was just 37 yards shy of breaking the all-time single game rushing record held by Adrian Peterson but he told his coach to take him out of the game. 

From the Kansas City Star:

"I didn't want to do it like that," said Charles, suggesting the record would be cheap if achieved in a lopsided game like Sunday's. "I'll get it some other time."

Who is this guy? Don't all NFL players want to set records no matter the circumstance? Remember Strahan's "sack" on Favre? How rare is it for an athlete to take himself out of a game for the integrity of a record?

Somewhere Roger Goodell is furious because Charles, a starter, didn't remain in the game.

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