Sunday 20 August 2017

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

Rashard Mendenhall
Rashard Mendenhall

Donny Mahoney

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.

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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