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Anthony Adams files retirement papers
Anthony Adams NFL career is over.
“It’s kind of bittersweet, knowing that I’ve been playing football since I was 14 and now it’s done, and I don’t get to run out of a tunnel in front of 70,000 people anymore,” he said. “But at the same time, I’m excited about the next chapter in my life.”
A standout at Penn State, Adams was a second-round pick of the San Francisco 49ers. After 33 starts in four seasons, Adams signed with the Bears and played five seasons. He started 40 games for the Bears and endeared himself to fans and teammates with his exuberant personality.
Last offseason, Adams started to post comical You Tube videos about being a free-agent.
“I kept myself busy,” Adams said. “It’s a grueling experience. But I got to spend a lot of time with my kids, which was rewarding.”
Adams is the father of four children, ranging in age from five to four weeks old.
So what’s next for Adams?
He’s scheduled to graduate from George Washington University with an MBA in July. He plans to perhaps start his own business or join an existing one. He also is open to working in the media.
Either way, he’ll stay in Chicago.
“I like it out here. I’m a Midwest guy from Detroit,” he said. “Thirty and above, and I’m good.”