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Cincinnati Bengals guard Clint Boling retires because of blood clot in leg

Cincinnati Bengals guard Clint Boling retires because of blood clot in leg

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July 15 (UPI) -- Cincinnati Bengals guard Clint Boling announced his retirement Monday after he missed all spring workouts with a blood clot in his leg. Boling, 30, was a fourth-round pick of the Bengals in 2011. The former Georgia Bulldog started 109 games, the majority at left guard, and played all 16 games in a season five times since becoming a starter in 2012. Boling met with Bengals owner and team president Mike Brown on Monday morning to confirm he was leaving football. "There were talks about the risks associated with playing again," Boling told the Bengals' official website. "When it came down to do it, ultimately I couldn't wrap my head around it with the family and two kids. "There's no doubt in my mind if I'm 22, 23 years old with no wife, no kids and it's just me playing fo...