Derek Jeter Talks Retiring His Jersey
We've all been wondering what comes next for Jeter?
Well, last night on "The Tonight Show" Jeter told us he plans on retiring his #2 jersey and starting his own digital media venture called "The Players Tribune," a website for players to tell their own stories -- unfiltered.
“Sportswriters are what make sports great and fun to watch. This is just another avenue for the athletes to use and express themselves," Jeter tells Fallon. “In this day and age, I think athletes, they really like to share with the people, everything about them. I, personally, have not done that, and I personally will not do that. This is not about me, this is about an avenue for the players.”
Seahawks' quarterback Russell Wilson will serve as the Senior Editor and has already written a piece on domestic violence.
He explained that athletes have a lot of opinions on things and sometimes they're hesitant to speak their minds because they're afraid of how they will be portrayed.
“You always hear people say, ‘Well, this was taken out of context.’ Now it gives [the players] an opportunity to say exactly what they want to say, and we’re pretty excited about it.”