Colts Coach Tony Dungy Thanks God for Football Career

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Tony Dungy says he and his wife prayed about
whether he should retire as coach of the Indianapolis Colts, and
decided that now was the right time.

At a news conference in Indianapolis, Dungy said it reminded him of the Bible, where the Apostle Paul wrote that he felt torn between two good choices -- continuing his ministry or going to heaven.

Dungy, the only black coach to win a Super Bowl, led the Coltsfor seven seasons.

He told reporters, "I'm thankful to the Lord for the career that I've had."

In retirement, he said, "I'm really going to see where the Lord directs me, but it'll be something, I hope, where I'm helping people."

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