“I’m just grateful to be back, grateful for everything to go full circle,” Asomugha said. “For all of the achievements and awards, to be able to retire as a Raider ranks highest among all of those.”
As we reported in November, Asomugha had been released from the San Francisco 49er’s after just two games. Prior to his short stint in the Bay, the NFL cornerback made three Pro Bowls, was a two-time first-team All-Pro player during his eight seasons with the Raiders and played two years for the Philadelphia Eagles.
After signing a $60 million, five-year contract with Philadelphia in the summer of 2011, it seemed that this star athlete’s career has fizzled. Luckily for Washington, Asomugha walks away $25 million richer due to his trade to Oakland back in 2011. But we can’t help but wonder, what’s next for the former football star? – ruthie hawkins/@ruubabie