In news that's akin to a 25-year-old man returning to his high school to speak at graduation, former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Kordell Stewart retired Wednesday, seven years after last stepping on an NFL field.
Stewart, 39, said he needed closure in his life, according to The Associated Press. He plans to sign a one-day contract with the Steelers before "officially" stepping away from the game.
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Stewart had himself an interesting career, briefly becoming a sensation in the late '90s when his positional versatility earned him the nickname "Slash." Coach Bill Cowher used Stewart as a quarterback, running back, wide receiver and kick returner, and he was a legitimate threat for some strong Steelers teams.