Former NFL tailback Rashard Mendenhall retires to Santa Monica

Former @Steelers tailback Rashard Mendenhall lands in a Santa Monica townhome post-retirement

Rashard Mendenhall has landed in Southern California post-retirement.

The former Pittsburgh Steelers and Arizona Cardinals tailback, who hung up his cleats in March, recently paid $1.4 million for a tri-level townhome in Santa Monica.

Found across from the Brentwood Country Club, the residence sports a staggered floor plan with vaulted interiors, lofted spaces, hardwood flooring and a detailed wrought-iron staircase. Its 1,800 square feet of living space contains a gourmet kitchen with a fireplace, a dining room, an office/loft, two bedrooms and two full bathrooms.

Each level of the home has an outdoor space. A private rooftop deck and patio area comes complete with city and ocean views.

Mendenhall, 27, elaborated on his retirement in the Huffington Post, writing, “I greatly enjoyed my time, but I no longer wish to put my body at risk for the sake of entertainment.” A first-round pick of the Steelers in 2008, he rushed for 4,236 yards and scored 39 touchdowns in six NFL seasons.

Sale of the property closed June 30, according to public records. Clara Yang of Sotheby’s International Realty was the listing agent. Neil McDermott of Hilton & Hyland represented Mendenhall in the sale.

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