Dont'a Hightower explains why he is opting out of NFL season

Ryan Hannable
July 28, 2020 - 5:03 pm

Dont'a Hightower is one of six players on the Patriots who have opted out for the 2020 season.

The 30-year-old posted a message to Twitter explaining his reasons why Tuesday afternoon.

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"This wasn't an easy decision, or one I made lightly, but I do feel it's the best decision for my family at this time," he wrote.

Hightower and his fiancée just gave birth to a baby boy a few weeks ago.

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