After four years as a linebacker at Ohio State, Andrew Sweat signed as an undrafted free agent with the Browns. But Sweat, who was an Academic All-American with the Buckeyes, has decided to pick academics over athletics.
Sweat chose not to attend this weekend’s rookie minicamp in Cleveland and not to try to play in the NFL at all. Sweat told the Columbus Dispatch that he has been accepted to five law schools, and that’s what he has decided to make his priority in life.
Browns coach Pat Shurmur told reporters that Sweat had informed the team he decided not to pursue a career in the NFL.
For those of us who love football but never had the physical ability to play it at a high level, it’s difficult to comprehend a man who has the chance to play in the NFL but chooses to do something else instead. But if Sweat will be happier in law school than in an NFL locker room next fall, good for him.