Seahawks Sidney Rice Retires, Will Open Up Some Wingstops


At least he has a post-NFL plan, I wish him well. Here are his quotes courtesy of

Rice, 27, was limited to eight games with the Seahawks last season and nine in 2011 because of injuries that prompted him to start thinking about life after football – a process that led him to announce his retirement after seven NFL seasons.

“I was just thinking about things I’ve been through in the last few years,” said Rice, a big-play wide receiver who signed with the Seahawks in 2011 after playing his first four seasons with the Minnesota Vikings. “I’ve hit the ground a number of times. I have quite a few injuries. It’s something I’ve always battled through and came back from.

“But I just figure at this point I have the rest of my life ahead of me and I want to be able to function and do things later down the road.”

Because he spent the end of last season on injured reserve with a knee problem that required surgery, Rice had plenty of time to ponder what’s next. He opened one Wingstop restaurant in Tacoma three weeks ago and has plans to open four others – one at the Renton Landing in three weeks, with more to come in Kent, the Rainier Valley and a to-be-determined site.

People will laugh, but the Wingstop franchises are good business, they are making Rick Ross more money than any of his recent hip-hop ventures.