"Football was no longer my dream..."
(Tim, w/thanks to David W.) At the beginning of his second season as an NFL running back for the 49ers, 23 year old Glen Coffee just announced his retirement:
It was a struggle for a long time. Actually when I look back I feel I never should have entered the draft in the first place. Football was no longer my dream. I found Christ in college. It changed my views on everything. But I still was a football player because it was expected of me, it was something I did all my life. I was basically wasting the (49ers') time.
Asked if he might change his mind, Coffee responded: "I've already told Christ it's time to go. I've already rung the bell. That's not going to happen."
Augustine would be smiling.