*It appears the husband of Scandal star, Kerry Washington, might be doing full time daddy-duty real soon.
Nnamdi Asomugha, an NFL cornerback, announced his retirement from professional football during a press conference at the Oakland Raiders’ headquarters on Friday.
“After 11 seasons in the NFL, I will be retiring today. I’ve been blessed and fortunate to have a successful NFL career. Another journey is starting for me right now,” he said on the podium, as quoted by Us Weekly. “Life happens. You start getting these feelings – it’s time. I just felt that it was the right time.”
During his career, the 32-year-old athlete made the Pro Bowl team three times and was a two-time first-team All Pro. He had a strong eight seasons with the Raiders, but his career slid downhill after signing a five-year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2011. He was cut from the team after two years, and then was brought on to the San Francisco 49ers before being released after only three games.
Washington and Asomugha tied the knot last June 24 in a private ceremony in Idaho after dating for a year. The couple is now expecting their first child.
The athlete shared, “I’m grateful for all the teams that I’ve played for, the fans, the organizations, the front offices, the list goes on and on. Just to have the opportunity to play in the NFL, I think it’s the biggest dream come true for me.”
Washington was not present for the announcement.
“For all of the achievements and awards, to be able to retire as a Raider ranks highest among all of those,” concluded Asomugha.