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Christian Ballard explains why he walked away from an NFL career
Christian Ballard explains why he walked away from an NFL career

Christian Ballard was an NFL starter with the Minnesota Vikings and making hundreds of thousands of dollars of year when he suddenly decided during training camp this year to give it all up. Ballard suffered a groin injury in the Vikings’ preseason opener against the Houston Texans and was forced to miss practice time. Soon after, Ballard told Coach Leslie Frazier he would be leaving the team. On Tuesday, Ballard conducted an interview with USA Today and explained why. "I wasn't really having a good time playing football," Ballard said. "It wasn't fun for me. It wasn't a blast for me. Making that much money -- that was fun. But money is still a...

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