The first thing that came to my mind was, “Is it really over?” I never wanted to leave the league the way I left, with injuries. But, based on the past - my last two to three years were plagued with injuries - I kind of knew what the outcome would be. When the outcome finally came, and no one wanted to pick me up, it was kind of tough at first mentally. Overall, I knew I was ready to be done playing, but I wasn't ready to go out that way. That bothered me for a while.
I tried to get into something else right away. I started a limousine company, which took up my time and distracted me a little bit. I stayed away from football. I don't think I watched football for at least three to four years. I wasn’t bitter, I just knew I had to get over the way I went out of the game.