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Maybe life as a millionaire sports star isn't so great after all

Donny Mahoney

Published 12/03/2014 | 02:30

Rashard Mendenhall
Rashard Mendenhall

The life of a professional sportsman includes many of the aspects I would find ideal in a job – global travel, long holidays, decent pay, lots of time spent outdoors, access to music and/or film producers – so I always heed the words of those who walk away from sport entirely at an early age.

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Rashard Mendenhall is an American football player who will be known to most who indulge in Fantasy NFL.

He is better known as a running back who walked away from his sport at 26, not because of injury, but because he got sick of the sport and his place within its culture.

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