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Rashard Mendenhall

Former Steelers RB Mendenhall finds new life in Hollywood

For years, Rashard Mendenhall felt constricted, typecast as a character that didn't embody who he truly was. Something was missing in what seemed like an otherwise perfect life as an NFL running back. But in his football retirement, he has discovered a more creative, fulfilling way to connect with a game he still loves. Barely 19 months after his final carry, the former Steeler works as a staff writer for "Ballers," a new HBO series about a pro football player turned financial adviser (played by Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson) who helps NFL players traverse everything that comes away from the field. Away from football, he has found a calling. "It's something...

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