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Jennifer Hilderbrand-USA TODAY Sports
Arizona Cardinals running back Rashard Mendenhall retired on Sunday at the young age of 26. He wrote this well-written letter explaining his reasons for leaving the game...
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I decided not to hold a press conference because I didn't want to have to say things that were cliché. I've done enough of that since I've been playing football. I actually didn't really plan on saying anything about my retirement at all. I just kind of wanted to disappear. The fact that I was done playing would've been clear once some time had passed, and I hadn't signed back with the Cardinals or any other team. Maybe people would've thought I couldn't get another job. Either way, I was okay with the idea of fading to black, and my legacy becoming "What ever happened to that dude Rashard Mendenhall? He was pretty good for a few years, then he just vanished."
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He was pretty decent for us in years 2-4, and he got drafted before the CBA, so unless he went stupid with his money, he should be ok. From an article I read back then, his mama kept the family vultures at bay.
Reply33 months
Damn
Reply33 months
Career was winding down anyway. Can at least go out being able to walk and have some coin in your pocket, wouldn't mind being semi retired at 26.
Reply33 months
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