Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah announced his NFL retirement this morning after seven NFL seasons, becoming just the latest in a string of players calling it quits while still effective, and yet another one citing his health as a reason to hang it up.
Let's put to rest any lingering doubt about Husain Abdullah's intentions when he went to his knees and touched the crown of his helmet to the grass. Like every defensive back, Abdullah had thought long and hard about what he'd do if and when he scored.
Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct Monday night when he went to his knees in prayer to celebrate a Tom Brady pick-six. Abdullah—a devout Muslim who sat out the 2012-13 season to make Hajj, the Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca—shouldn't have been penalized.