Legendary NFL Writer Announces Retirement After 46 Years

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Longtime Associated Press sports writer Barry Wilner has retired.

His son, ESPN Radio senior producer Evan Wilner,

The news broke by sharing photos from the family's retirement party.

As Evan shared on Instagram, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell attended the scribe's celebration.

"The rumours are true," he wrote.

"After 46 years, my dad is officially retired.

Congratulations on a wonderful career and thank you to the entire NFL PR team for a wonderful farewell to their offices,

Including the visit of the commissioner."

Wilner joined the AP in 1976 and began covering the NFL in 1985.

He has covered several Super Bowls, Olympics and World Cups in his decorated career.

Wilner has also published dozens of books.

He recently co-wrote "Figure It Out" with special teams coach Mike Westhoff.

The book went on sale two weeks ago.

Congratulations to Wilner on a long career in sports journalism, and enjoy retirement.