Redskins safety Su'a Cravens has used his social media accounts to break his silence. Cravens shared his emotions on Snapchat, with six videos and a photo, on Monday morning — a day after the franchise placed him on the exempt/left team list on Sunday after the 22-year-old expressed a desire to retire before his second season.
In the 65-second piece, Cravens started by saying he wanted to post something on Snapchat to bring light to his situation, but then said, "I don't feel like I need to explain myself. I don't feel like I have to. I think I need to follow what makes me happy, get my mental right, my well-being right, my family right.
"I'm not worried about the comments or what people think about me."
It's unclear whether there was a specific reason, or multiple reasons, that caused Cravens to mull retirement over the last month and eventually act upon it a day after the team trimmed its roster down from 90 players to 53.
"I'mma be a lot more open with y'all now that I can, not that I have nobody to answer to at the moment," Cravens continued. "I'mma be open with y'all. Y'all are really gonna get to know me. You can hate me, you can love me, but there will be no grey area or in-between. I don't prefer it any other way."
—Mike Jones, The Washington Post
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