Rashard Mendenhall, Arizona Cardinals running back, has announced his retirement from the NFL. He is 26 years old.
Mendenhall was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the first round of the 2008 draft. He played five seasons for the Steelers, winning one Super Bowl and coming in second place in another. He signed a one-year, $2.5 million free agent contract with the Cardinals in March of last year. His tenure with the Cardinals was less than spectacular. He played in 15 games and rushed for only 687 years.
Now that Mendenhall is retired, he can dedicate even more time to tweeting about his friend, Osama bin Laden, or he can continue to spend time theorizing and hypothesizing about the “real” reason the World Trader Center came toppling down.
Rashard Mendenhall is a 911 Truther.
So when they ask me why I want to leave the NFL at the age of 26, I tell them that I’ve greatly enjoyed my time, but I no longer wish to put my body at risk for the sake of entertainment. I think about the rest of my life and I want to live it with much quality. And physically, I am grateful that I can walk away feeling as good as I did when I stepped into it.
In all honesty, it’s hard to argue with the above statement. He’s already earned more money than he could probably spend in his lifetime, if he manages it correctly. Why not just go and enjoy life? That’s what I would do in his situation. I would go live my life.