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Dec. 6, 2023

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Football legend Barry Sanders film to stream on Amazon


DETROIT — Hall of Fame Detroit Lions running back Barry Sanders’ life is headed to the small screen.

Sanders has partnered with Amazon Prime Video for “Bye Bye Barry,” a documentary about his life and his decision to walk away from professional football, he announced Friday on social media.

The documentary heads to the streaming service on Nov. 21.

“Over the last year I have been filming the definitive movie on my life with @PrimeVideo & @AmazonStudios – The great mystery of why I walked away will be answered once and for all. Stream #ByeByeBarry on November 21st,” Sanders posted to X on Friday.

A 30-second clip attached to the post features narration by Jeff Daniels and shots of Sanders inside Detroit’s Fox Theatre.

Sanders, 55, played for the Lions for 10 seasons from 1989 to 1998.

He retired with 15,269 rushing yards and was primed to top Walter Payton’s all-time rushing record of 16,276 yards before his surprise retirement in 1999. (Sanders is now No. 4 on the all-time list, behind Frank Gore, Payton and Emmitt Smith.)

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