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Old 11-06-2013, 08:31 PM   #1
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Default Offensive lineman John Moffitt walks away from the NFL, says he’s ‘not happy at all’

Offensive lineman John Moffitt walks away from the NFL, says he’s ‘not happy at all’
By Frank Schwab | Shutdown Corner

Most of us can't imagine someone making a six-figure salary to play in the NFL just walking away from that life.

John Moffitt enjoyed some parts of that career. He just didn't enjoy it enough to continue.

Moffitt, a third-year offensive lineman, told the Broncos he wasn't going to return to the team after its bye week. Just like that, he was done with football.

Playing in the NFL seems like a fantasy for most red-blooded American males, but it's not always an easy life. Moffitt explained his decision to suddenly retire to the Associated Press.

"I just really thought about it and decided I'm not happy. I'm not happy at all," Moffitt told The Associated Press in a phone interview from Seattle. "And I think it's really madness to risk your body, risk your well-being and risk your happiness for money.
"Everybody, they just don't get it and they think it's crazy. But I think what I was doing is crazy."

Moffitt told the AP he didn't care about playing in a Super Bowl, which the Broncos might do this season. He said that even though he doesn't have a history of concussions, the possibility worried him.

"I just want to be happy," Moffitt told the AP. "And I find that people that have the least in life are sometimes the happiest. And I don't have the least in life. I have enough in life. And I won't sacrifice my health for that.

"I'm not trying to be the poster boy for 'Oh, I thought I should leave because of concussions.' I'm just saying, it's a valid point. I love the game and I respect the game and everybody who plays it knows what they risk and I knew what I risked when I played, and I'm no longer willing to risk it."


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Pretty gutsy and admirable move to be able to walk away from an opportunity to be set for life because you care more about the quality of your life and family. Kudos to Moffitt for having the fortitude and ability to prioritize in making such a tough choice. I wish him well.


Now, cue the "How much money would it take for the Steelers to lure John Moffitt out of retirement?" threads in 3... 2... 1.....
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The first thing that popped into my mind... Who in the hell is John Moffitt?
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The first thing that popped into my mind... Who in the hell is John Moffitt?
he's the guy who sat on his toffitt , eating his curds and whey ....
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i dunno, maybe he thought it was more profitable to star as Jon Snow from game of thrones
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Pretty gutsy and admirable move to be able to walk away from an opportunity to be set for life because you care more about the quality of your life and family. Kudos to Moffitt for having the fortitude and ability to prioritize in making such a tough choice. I wish him well.
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