Arizona Rattlers quarterback Sherdrick Bonner may be playing the final games of his career. Then again, he may not.

On Wednesday, Bonner, 38, who is one of the most decorated players in the history of the Arena Football League, addressed his status, saying he remains undecided about coming back for another year.

While the Rattlers’ 3-10 record has been frustrating, it’s not something that will affect his decision one way or another, Bonner said.

But he did acknowledge that if this were the end, it would be under less-than-ideal circumstances.

“I don’t want to say I’m satisfied (with my career), because I’m competitive, and this is going to stick in my craw,” he said.

“But to finish this way — well, it does bother me. I’m not going to lie about it.

“The game has been good to me. Sometimes you have to take the good with the bad, and this has been one of those years.”

Bonner has thrown for 79 touchdowns and 3,774 yards this season, while completing better than 63 percent of his passes.


In Week 1, coach Gene Nudo was ejected after he came on the field to protest a referee’s call.

Nearly four months later, his opinion of the league’s officiating hasn’t improved that much.

After looking at the game film from Saturday’s 53-47 loss to the Chicago Rush, Nudo said he questioned 18 calls — or non-calls.

He said he sent a tape to the league office to express his displeasure, something that he has done consistently throughout the year.

“We’re getting held to a standard. I think everyone needs to be,” he said.

“In fairness to them, (the league) responds. (They say) you’re right, you’re wrong.

“But being a partner in this league, I want to see all parts of this league get better. Obviously, that starts at home with our team, but every part of our league needs to continue to grow and get better.”


The Rattlers will practice outdoors for the rest of the season due to structural problems at Veterans Memorial Coliseum, forcing the team to brave 100-degree temperatures.

Some of the cable wires within the concrete beams that hold the roof together have snapped and must be repaired before the 41-year-old building can be deemed safe.

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