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Ever seen a NFL termination notice? Bernard Pollard keeps his taped up in his locker

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Tennessee Titans safety Bernard Pollard isn't one to forgive and forget, especially since he is going out of his way to remind himself how the Baltimore Ravens dumped him.

NFL.com's Albert Breer tweeted out a picture of an interesting document: the Ravens' termination notice to Pollard that he keeps taped up in his locker.

It's not often you get to see a NFL player's pink slip. Here's what it said, in part:

NOTICE OF TERMINATION

DATE: March 14, 2013

TO: Bernard Pollard

You are hereby notified that effective immediately your NFL Player Contract(s) with the Club covering the 2013, 2014 and 2015 football seasons has been terminated for the (unreadable) checked below:

The reason checked, of the five choices on the sheet, is that Pollard was cut because of his "skill or performance." It seems like a pretty cold way to end a relationship with a player that just helped you win a Super Bowl as a defensive starter, but the NFL is a business.

Pollard landed on his feet, and is penciled in to start at safety for the Tennessee Titans. If he needs any motivation for the season, he has it hanging in his locker.

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