In the blog entry, Mendenhall described sitting on his couch two seasons ago in Pittsburgh and having a vision of swimming in "dark waters" toward an object in the distance, which revealed itself to be a "statue of the Blessed Mother."
"That ... was the very next day after I tore my ACL in Week 17," he wrote. "The journey I envisioned is the two years of rebuilding that would follow. And as I write this, today is the day that the journey is over and I am fully at peace. Eagerly looking to a new way, which lies ahead."
That's anyone's guess. Set to become a free agent, he's coming off a season hampered by toe and knee problems that limited him to just 3.2 yards per carry.
Possibly NFL-related, but Mendenhall's writing points to something entirely beyond the mundane. We'll get our answer soon enough.