Strange Post-Career Athlete Decisions

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Strange Post-Career Athlete Decisions
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After retirement, these athletes made some pretty weird decisions.

Many athletes take a new career path post-retirement—after all, most professional athletes only play a few years in their respective sport. You see a lot of TV analysts, businessmen, spokespeople and philanthropists.

What you don’t see a lot of is what’s on this list—Randy Johnson in a Japanese game show or Dennis Rodman in a bromance with a North Korean dictator.

I’m going to leave out the, “Wow, it was strange for that athlete to shoot himself and get arrested,” examples. That’s its own slideshow—as is athletes who became actors. That has become so common, it ceases to qualify as strange.

Additionally excluded are moves made during athletic careers—which unfortunately leaves out Deion Sanders, Oscar De La Hoya and all the other talented athletes who made ridiculous music videos during their careers.

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