It’s been a rough year-plus for John Abraham. The former Cardinals linebacker, who suffered a season-ending concussion in the opener last year, was a free agent after the season. I’ve gotten a few questions if there was a chance he would return. I’ve said more than once he wouldn’t be coming back — it didn’t make much sense, and that’s assuming doctors cleared him after saying he needed at least a year off because of his head — but the news last night that Abraham is wanted on a battery charge after allegedly hitting a business associate seems to cement the end of Abraham’s NFL career.
After his 11½ -sack season in 2013 for the Cardinals, Abraham didn’t participate in OTAs in 2014. Then he wasn’t at the start of training camp, showing up more than two weeks late saying he had to deal with personal issues. It also came out that Abraham had been arrested for a DUI in Georgia in late June. He geared up for the season, but against the Chargers in the opener, he got a concussion. It was bad enough that he briefly considered retirement before changing his mind (which was smart, because he could then collect his salary.) The concussion led doctors to tell Abraham he needed to take at least a year off from the game.
In his 15-year career, Abraham had 133½ sacks.
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