Retiring From the NFL to Live Your Best Life

Rashard Mendenhall is an running back for the Arizona Cardinals, or he was until he decided to not sign on with the Cardinals another year and retire at age 26. In his essay about the decision, published on the Huffington Post, he says he wanted to do this without fanfare, a quick fade to black and he’d be off traveling the world and focusing on writing, but his decision was met with shock. The biggest question, or course, being, “Why would you leave all that money on the table?”