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Four years later, he's back on the playing field for the Arena Football League's Orlando Predators and eyeing a return to the NFL.
"It's a no-brainer for someone to give the kid another opportunity in the NFL," Predators coach Bret Munsey told the Orlando Sentinel. "I think he could be better than half the guys on the roster."
In his rookie season with the Colts, Pitcock recorded 18 tackles and 1.5 sacks in nine games with one start, but before training camp of his second season he suddenly retired. Pitcock suffered from depression, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and video game addiction.
"I couldn't put it down," Pitcock said of his addiction to the video game series "Call of Duty." "If I visited family or friends, I timed it down to the last second where I could still play another game.
"I'd go to McDonald's for breakfast, order a bunch of food, come home and play for 18 hours into the next day, then crash, sleep for seven hours and do it all over again."
Pitcock has 12 tackles and 3.5 sacks in 11 games for the Predators.