"It was an honor and fun:" Jordy Nelson says he won't play in charity softball game this summer

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APPLETON, Wis. (CBS 58) -- As Packer fans get used to a team without wide-receiver Jordy Nelson, they're learning there's another thing that he'll be missing from.

Nelson says he won't be taking part in the softball game that, for now, bears his name in Appleton in early June.

Nelson made the announcement Monday on the Wilde and Tausch show on 540 ESPN Radio. The primary reason is a simple one, he lives in California now, a tougher commute than living near Appleton.

Nelson also has other events in his home state of Kansas over the summer but he has fond memories of his four years hosting the game.

"It was an honor and fun. My family enjoyed it, being a part of that. Hopefully, the fans understand why I won't be able to make it back and all the other guys will be there. I'm sure they'll put a new name on it, and it will move forward just like it did when my name got put on it," Nelson said. 

Nelson took over for Donald Driver who came back last summer for one more softball game separate from Jordy Nelson's game.

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