Colts punter, and All-NFL personality Pat McAfee sent out a tweet abruptly announcing his retirement from the NFL after 8 seasons.
In a series of screen captured iPhone notes attached to the tweet, McAfee professed his love for the State of Indiana, and specifically Indianapolis. He thanked the fans and city for helping him grow as a person, and for their empathy after he was arrested for public intox for being a drunk dumbass one night as a rookie.
He added that he was facing the prospect of his 3rd knee surgery in 4 years, and instead of going through the rehab grind again, he’s taking an opportunity as a contributor with exploding sports media giant Barstool Sports. One of his pre-conditions for accepting his new gig was that he didn’t have to move to New York and could keep his home base out of Indy.
Full text here:
Dear Indiana, pic.twitter.com/FJISS001J3
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) February 2, 2017
It always sucks when great personalities retire from the game, but best of luck to McAfee in his new career.
In honor of McAfee’s retirement, here’s a fake punt pass completion that he celebrated with a Conor McGregor strut. It’s pretty much how he’s walking out of the NFL.
— Jake (@Jake_Winbun101) February 2, 2017