Broncos G John Moffit informed his employers last week that he’d not be returning to the team following their bye week. I don’t know if the Elias Koteas Sports Bureau keeps records on this kind of thing, but this might be the first time a guy has walked away from a possible Super Bowl ring in favor of doing a podcast. From USA Today :

Moffitt majored in sociology at Wisconsin and said his world view was really shaped over the last couple of years when he began studying the writings of the Dalai Lama and Noam Chomsky.

Now that he’s out from behind the NFL shield, Moffitt said he’s looking forward to speaking his mind on the radio and in podcasts he’s going to produce. He said he has plenty of opinions to share on everything from philosophy to politics, although he has less to say about sports.

He said he also wants to go on a diet now that he doesn’t have to maintain his 319-pound physique.

Moffitt said the timing of his decision had nothing to do with J.D. Walton being activated from the reserve/Physically Unable to Perform list, although “I’m glad it worked out like that.”