When Champ Bailey was a kid he always dreamed of playing in the NFL. Like all players that reach the NFL, he realized that his dream would not become a reality without hard work and dedication to become the best of the best. Throughout his career he’s remained focused on that dream, and he did not only succeed during his 15 year NFL career, he excelled. He stayed late, put in extra reps, studied film, and stayed in top shape. But like all legends of the game, there comes a time when it’s time to move on.
On Tuesday, October 28 Bailey finally made that decision and announced his retirement from the NFL to the world.
“I’ve had time to think about it, have thought about it the last couple of months, ever side things didn’t work out with the Saints,” said Bailey during a teleconference on Tuesday. “There are other opportunities out there for me. I never wanted to move on and regret it so I wanted to make sure I was comfortable with the decision and I’m comfortable with the decision.”
Looking forward, what matters most to Bailey is that he has his health and his family. As far as what he’ll be doing next he says that there are some opportunities for him in television and there are some other business ventures he’s looking into. Ultimately, Bailey is content with his life and he is excited to retire and start the next chapter of his life story with those he loves most.
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