Ex-NFL Player Who Made $25 Million Quit Football At Age 29 To Become A Farmer
At age 29, he still had plenty of NFL years ahead of him. He wasn't playing at the level he was in 2009, but his career was far from over. He had interest from a number of teams, including an offer from the Baltimore Ravens.But he walked away from the game. The NFL world was surprised, and ESPN ran a story with the headline, "The Curious Case Of Jason Brown."
"My agent, he told me, 'You're making the biggest mistake of your life,'" Brown told CBS. "And I looked right back at him and I said, 'No I am not.'"According to the New & Observer, he has given away 46,000 pounds of sweet potatoes and 10,000 pounds of cucumbers this fall.
"When you see them pop up out of the ground, man it's the most beautiful thing you could ever see," he said of harvesting the sweet potatoes.It does look pretty fun:
Brown went to school at the University of North Carolina. He had no idea how to farm back in 2012. He learned on YouTube.
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