NFL Player Walks Away From Game. Will Start Political Podcast And Grow Own FoodSubmitted by kevink on Wed, 11/06/2013 - 08:35
This guy sounds like a DPer. Can't wait to hear what he has to say in his podcasts!
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -
John Moffitt wasn't unhappy with a lack of playing time in Denver. He quit the NFL because he'd lost his love for the game and was tired of risking his health.
Moffitt, 27, made about $1.5 million before taxes in his 2 1/2 seasons in the NFL.
"I've saved enough. It's not like I'm sitting here and I'm a millionaire," he said. "That's what I kind of realized. I'm sitting here and I got to this point and I was like, what is the number that you need? How much do you really need? What do you want in life? And I decided that I don't really need to be a millionaire.
"I just want to be happy. 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."
Moffitt majored in sociology at Wisconsin and said his world view was really shaped over the last couple of years when he began studying the writings of the Dalai Lama and Noam Chomsky.
Now that he's out from behind the NFL shield, Moffitt said he's looking forward to speaking his mind on the radio and in podcasts he's going to produce. He said he has plenty of opinions to share on everything from philosophy to politics, although he has less to say about sports .
He said he also wants to go on a diet now that he doesn't have to maintain his 319-pound physique.
"I would like to grow my own food for a while, lose a ton of weight, feel great. And spend time with people I love and be happy," he said.
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