“The game is rough. The game is hard. I've been playing since I could walk, so it ain't like I just, you know, kind of stumbled into this thing and made it to the big leagues. From the time I was two years old, I was working for this dream. And I played eight-and-a-half years. ... I've got a family. I've got a wife and three kids and my wife was pregnant last year. There was just a lot going on, and I could explain it to them if they wanted, but I feel like after they hear my explanation, they'd be cool with it. Because we all know."