#1 Pro football player leaves behind $37 million contract to become a farmer by ThirstyMan 19.11.2014 02:56

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You can't make this stuff up!! But down deep, I wish him well... TM

LOUISBURG, N.C. – A NFL player has left behind his $37 million contract in order to do something he has never done before: become a North Carolina farmer.

According to CBS News, St. Louis Rams center Jason Brown quit football to be a full time farmer and now is on a mission to feed the state’s residents who are hungry.

Brown purchased 1,000 acres of farm land and has started growing crops like sweet potatoes and cucumbers.

“My agent told me, ‘You’re making the biggest mistake of your life,’” Brown told CBS. “And I looked right back at him and I said, ‘No I’m not. No I’m not.’”

Brown learned the tricks of the trade from none other than watching videos on YouTube, since he had never actually farmed a day in his life. He also spent time gathering advice from local farmers in Louisburg.

#2 RE: Pro football player leaves behind $37 million contract to become a farmer by Cyber Liberty 20.11.2014 11:17

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Did he get a Hoyt Clagwell tractor with the 1,000 Green Acres?

I wish him well too. He probably realized $35 Million wasn't worth dying young from too many blows to the noggin.

#3 RE: Pro football player leaves behind $37 million contract to become a farmer by Frank Cannon 20.11.2014 11:33

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First off, this man is an idiot. Secondly, he may be able to do almost as well farming as in football with all the kickbacks and govt' subsidies farming gets.

#4 RE: Pro football player leaves behind $37 million contract to become a farmer by Sanguine 20.11.2014 18:42

Good for him. Trading playing a game for trying to do something meaningful. I wish him success.

#5 RE: Pro football player leaves behind $37 million contract to become a farmer by ThirstyMan 20.11.2014 20:15

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Hip-hip-hooray for a man following his dreams. But dang fella!

Take advantage of the opportunities before you dude! I mean after they're done paying you for running up and down the field there will be plenty of time to ride that tractor back and forth down the field.

And then your goal of growing food for the needy. Its a great one. But imagine how many pounds of sweet potato one could buy for that $35 million you walked away from? Way more than you could grow, that's for dang sure!

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