Former NFL running back Rashard Mendenhall has taken his love of writing, added it to his football knowledge and turned it into a Hollywood career as a television writer. Mendenhall, 27, who played in two Super Bowls, is a writer with the new HBO football-themed series “Ballers.” He’s moved to Los Angeles and even joined the […]
Many NFL players step away from the game involuntarily, and then are suddenly forced to figure out what to do with their lives. Rashard Mendenhall seems to have had it mapped out pretty well. Mendenhall, a former first-round pick ofShow More Summary
In 2014 former Pittsburgh Steelers and Arizona Cardinals running back Rashard Mendenhall retired at age 26, walking away from millions in potential earnings. While Mendenhall may no longer be playing, he's still drawing on his NFL experience as a part of his new job. Show More Summary
TEMPE, Ariz. -- The last time injury propelled Jonathan Dwyer into the starting lineup, he had a career season. As Rashard Mendenhall's backup in 2012 with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Dwyer played in 13 games and started six, running for 623 yards and two touchdowns -- the only scores of his career. Show More Summary
Andre Ellington was supposed to be a breakout player this year, an exciting running back in line for more carries after Rashard Mendenhall retired. If you have him on your fantasy team, you probably used a very high pick to get him. Well,...Show More Summary
Fomer NFL running back Rashard Mendenhall says he has NO REGRETS about quitting football in March at the age of 26... saying he's now a TV writer with a gig on an HBO show. Mendenhall -- who won a Super Bowl with the Steelers in 2009 -- wrote…
TEMPE, Ariz. -- When it comes to talking about who the Arizona Cardinals' starting running back will be this coming season, the conversation has centered around Andre Ellington since last year’s starter, Rashard Mendenhall, retired in...Show More Summary
After Rashard Mendenhall’s abrupt retirement in March, pundits wondered what the Arizona Cardinals' offseason plans would be at the running back position. Some felt they needed to upgrade in free agency, and others believed they were...Show More Summary
After the retirement of Rashard Mendenhall, the Cardinals have picked up another former Steelers running back. Jonathan Dwyer, a 2010 sixth-round pick of the Steelers who has played his entire career in Pittsburgh, has signed with the Cardinals. Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians was the Steelers’ offensive coordinator for Dwyer’s first two NFL seasons, so…
Rashard Mendenhall is retiring from the Arizona Cardinals in order to write, among other reasons. “The truth is, I don’t really think my walking away is that big of deal. For me it’s saying, ‘Football was pretty cool, but I don’t want to play anymore. I want to travel the world and write!’” Maybe he’ll […]
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Rashard Mendenhall didn’t want to make a big deal of retiring at the age of 26. The former Arizona Cardinals and Pittsburgh Steelers running back explained in his essay “Why I Retired At 26” for the Huffington Post on Sunday that heShow More Summary
Arizona Cardinals free-agent running back Rashard Mendenhall is retiring from football, ESPN reports.
I suddenly wish I was Rashard Mendenhall. I bet I’m not the only one. I sometimes find myself sitting around when I should be working, dreaming about what life would be like if I was able to make tens of millions of dollars in a ridiculously...Show More Summary
He takes shots at alleged racists, and anonymous internet commenters. I felt I needed to respond to these vile accusations and take a stand because this type of unchecked aggression towards real NFL fans is unacceptable.
Leave the audience wanting more remains a basic rule of show business. Like running backs Robert Smith, Barry Sanders, and Jim Brown before him, Rashard Mendenhall retires from football still hearing cheers. But he doesn’t want you to call him an entertainer. Show More Summary
Rashard Mendenhall announced his retirement from the NFL on Sunday and the running back did it in the most unlikely way: with a thoughtful, eloquent column. Mendenhall had two 1,000-yard seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers before joining the Arizona Cardinals and was expected to become a free agent when the open period begins at 4 […]
NFL running back Rashard Mendenhall is retiring at age 26. Mendenhall spent five successful years with the Pittsburgh Steelers before going to Arizona in 2013. In an article on the Huffington Post, Mendenhall explained his decision.Show More Summary
It's fascinating when a NFL player retires in his prime. It's hard to imagine, for most of us. To play in the NFL, and make a tremendous living, seems like the pinnacle. It was, in some ways, for Rashard Mendenhall. The former Steelers...Show More Summary
Cardinals running back Rashard Mendenhall surprisingly announced his retirement at the age of 26 today. While Arizona looked ready to move on from him anyway, Mendenhall says—among other things—that he's choosing to step away in an essay on Huffington Post. Read more...