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Former Chief Husain Abdullah talks about his decision to retire and what's next

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What does Husain Abdullah want to do now that he's retired?

"I want to help people, especially athletes," Abdullah said. "We put a lot of time into developing ourselves to be the best athletes but also we want people to develop themselves to be the best human beings, a better contributor to society."

The now former Kansas City Chiefs safety joined Danny Parkins and Carrington Harrison on 610 Sports to talk about his decision to retire at 30 years old. Abdullah is very bright and a very deserving listen here. He talked about football stuff as well as a little bit about a certain politician who has things to say about Muslims.

  • He said he was conflicted about the decision because football has been part of his life since 1995.
  • He said that he had his fourth concussion in 2011 with the Vikings. It was difficult back then because there wasn't as much information as there is today.
  • He said smart people have been telling him to save his money even back in college when he didn't have any money so the financial aspect was not as important to him.
  • His family members and friends were asking his decision, saying the Chiefs are so close to a Super Bowl. They wanted to see him play "but I wanted to continue to see them and enjoy them," he said.
  • No one with the Chiefs seriously tried to talk him into coming back because they knew he had made up his mind. "Brett (Favre) was my teammates for two years so you never know," he laughed about coming back. "I learned from the best."