Rodgers-Cromartie backpedals on retirement, says he missed out on $100 bills in Cardinals playbook

Who had Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie in their Most Interesting Man on Super Bowl Week pool?

The sixth-year Denver Broncos cornerback set off alarms on Monday by hinting at retirement, saying that he could just walk away from the game at age 27. But at Tuesday's Media Day, DRC backtracked and said that his comments were taken out of context. Oh, OK.

Later in the Media Day session, DRC lamented the fact that Seattle Seahawks cornerback Sherman was getting so much attention.

But Rodgers-Cromartie also told a fascinating story about his first three seasons in the NFL with the Arizona Cardinals. Apparently, film and playbook study were not his favorite pastimes. So DRC said the Cardinals coaches hid $100 bills in the playbook as motivation to get him to look at it more.

Rodgers-Cromartie admitted that he missed out on a few of them. Classic.

Clearly, he's doing something right now, though. He's playing at a high level and he has a chance to win a Super Bowl on Sunday. And from there, he can either cash in as a free agent or retire.

At this point, we have no idea what his plans might be, but knowing he's apparently such an interesting quote, we hope he sticks around for a few more seasons.

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Eric Edholm is a writer for Shutdown Corner on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at or follow him on Twitter!

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