Channing Crowder says he’s retiring

Channing Crowder, the linebacker who was released by the Dolphins shortly after the lockout ended, says he’s going to retire.

Crowder told Sid Rosenberg on WQAM, “I’m retiring. I’m hanging it up.”

Although Crowder is known as one of the NFL’s biggest jokers, PFT has confirmed that Crowder’s comments were serious. Crowder’s plan is to give up playing in the NFL so he can pursue a career in the media.

It wouldn’t be at all surprising if the 27-year-old Crowder changes his mind and returns to the NFL, especially if he realizes soon that he can make a lot more money playing in the NFL than talking about the NFL.

But for now, Crowder says he’s done.