Rams salute Warner on retirement

Rams owner Chip Rosenbloom released the following statement following Kurt Warner's retirement announcement:

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"Kurt Warner epitomizes the finest qualities that can be attributed to any athlete. He is a gentleman, competitor and, most of all, a winner whose achievements and contributions go far beyond the field of play. Kurt is one of the most compelling success stories in the history of sports. His well chronicled journey included two NFL MVP awards, a Super Bowl Championship and countless honors for his philanthropy. In a time when many shun the label of role model, Kurt embraced it and exemplified it. He is a man of our time and for our time. We all learned great lessons from Kurt's humility, dignity and grace. We will forever be thankful for the success he brought us and the unparalleled generosity he has shown the St. Louis community and beyond. On behalf of my sister, Lucia, our partner, Stan Kroenke, and the entire Rams organization, I want to wish Kurt, Brenda and their beautiful family the very best as they move ahead with their lives. We are honored and privileged to have Kurt as a treasured member of the Rams' alumni family."

Warner took time during his announcement news conference to thank the Packers, Rams and Cardinals for giving him a chance.