Channing Crowder announced yesterday that he will retire after being cut by the Miami Dolphins on July 29.The 27-year-old linebacker was told by Patriots coach Bill Belichick that he can still make an NFL roster, but he says it isn’t worth it.
From the Palm Beach Post:
“I woke up, saw my pregnant wife, and all the teams talking to me are way up North, and I said, ‘I don’t want to do it,’ ” Crowder said on the Sid Rosenberg Show. “I looked at my wife and said, ‘Nah, I’m going to be a family man now.'”
Asked what he’d do for money, Crowder said, “I’ve got plenty of money saved. … It’s just not worth it.”
Crowder came into the league in 2005.
“I’ve walked over tougher guys going to a fight than Channing Crowder,” Ryan famously said in 2009.