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Rashard Mendenhall

I'm a TV Writer Now

With Gig On HBO Show

8/26/2014 4:36 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0826_Rashard-Mendenhall_gettyFomer NFL running back Rashard Mendenhall says he has NO REGRETS about quitting football in March at the age of 26 ... saying he's now a TV writer with a gig on an HBO show. 

Mendenhall -- who won a Super Bowl with the Steelers in 2009 -- wrote a blog for the Huffington Post saying, "I wasn't supposed to walk away from the NFL, but I did. I wasn't supposed to be writing television, but I am. I'm supposed to be lost after football. I'm not."

Rashard says he moved to Santa Monica earlier this year and became a member of the Writers Guild of America, West to pursue his dreams of writing for a TV show. 

And in just a few months, Mendenhall says he's already got a pretty sweet job -- "I'm on the writing team of a new show that will air on HBO next summer."

"A year ago, a writing career was just a tiny seed of thought as I prepared for my sixth NFL season. And as I write this now, it has already begun to sprout. Through this experience I've learned that you can will your dreams into existence."

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7 COMMENTS

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1.

Stiletto    

When he writes...does he need assorted spray cans and a wall?

35 days ago
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Vicn    

Good for him I love football but the nfl uses up most of their players with no loyalty glad to see some men r smarter than that

35 days ago
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Truth    

MEHHH... IF HE'S THE WRITER THE SHOW GONNA BE CANCELED. POINT BLANK. THEY ONLY HIRED HIM CUZ OF HIS FOOTBALL STORY NOT HIS WRITING TALENT. ONCE THE SHOW FLOPS SO WILL HIS SO-CALLED WRITING CAREER. #TRUTH!!

35 days ago
4.

Truth    

SOME PEEPS THINK CUZ THEY WROTE A LAME BLOG THAT AUTOMATICALLY QUALIFIES THEM AS A WRITER. ALL OF A SUDDEN DUDE THINKS HE WON THE PULITZER PRIZE. LAME. TAKE A DEEP SEAT. #TRUTH!!

35 days ago
5.

iBetty    

Well Tmz need to hire him to write these app stories.. Can we say typos and grammatical errors on 1100...

35 days ago
6.

Noog    

Don't get a dui bro

35 days ago

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