Cole Beasley is retiring from football after playing in two games this season and has explained his decision to the media.
According to reports, the wide receiver decided to retire because he wanted to be a “full-time dad and husband.”
“#Bucs WR Cole Beasley has decided to retire effective immediately, his agents Joel and Justin Turner tell me and @MikeGarafolo. “He is ready to be with his family after playing in 11 seasons, and it’s time to be a full-time dad and husband.”
#Bucs WR Cole Beasley has decided to retire effective immediately, his agents Joel and Justin Turner tell me and @MikeGarafolo. “He is ready to be with his family after playing in 11 seasons and it’s time to be a full time dad and husband.” pic.twitter.com/jyk3qojEQd
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) October 5, 2022
Beasley’s agent spoke with ESPN and revealed that Beasley decided to retire after his family was forced to evacuate during Hurricane Ian last week.
“He is ready to be with his family after playing 11 seasons, and it’s time to be a full-time dad and husband,” agent Joel Turner told ESPN.
“His wife and kids are still back home in Texas. They came out for the first game, went through the evacuation last week which the Tampa Bay organization hasn’t received near the credit they deserve for the way they handled [Hurricane Ian] — nothing but first class by the Glazer family, [general manager] Jason [Licht] and [coach] Todd [Bowles]. He doesn’t want to be separated from them anymore. He loves his wife and kids and wants to be with them.”
Considering Beasley’s now-former teammate, Tom Brady, reportedly risked his marriage to continue playing football, fans had jokes about why he retired.
Cole Beasley: “it’s time for me to retire & become a full time husband & father”
— Shannonnn sharpes burner (@shannonsharpeee) October 5, 2022
Tampa Bay Buccaneer chooses family over football.
Gisele remains disappointed. https://t.co/X4n4k0suzz
— Cowboys Nation (@CowboysNation) October 5, 2022
Man saw what was happening to the 🐐and went home to reclaim his time. https://t.co/CvgFYB6Wcx
— Goff (@Jason1Goff) October 5, 2022
— Al Smizzle (@AlZeidenfeld) October 5, 2022
— Chiefs and the AFC of Madness (@Droa26) October 5, 2022