Rookie LB Andrew Sweat chooses law school over NFL because of concussions

As an undrafted free agent, former Ohio State linebacker Andrew Sweat already had the odds stacked against him in terms of NFL success. He was signed by the Cleveland Browns following the draft, but Sweat will not be making the final roster come late August. In fact, he is not going to try. According to the Columbus Dispatch, Sweat has decided to attend law school rather than pursue a career as an NFL player.

Sweat suffered a concussion during his senior season at Ohio State, but doctors had pronounced him healthy prior to the draft. There was initial speculation that he had chosen a law degree over football because of the long-term health risks associated with the game, and Sweat confirmed that on Twitter Monday afternoon.

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