Ex-Patriots LB Jerod Mayo has become an 'office linebacker' with a regular job
CBS Boston's Toucher & Rich caught up with former New England Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo on Wednesday in Mayo's first season out of football. The Patriots' first-round pick in 2008, Mayo caught the injury bug in 2013 and spent two seasons on the injured reserve, first with a pectoral tear and then with a torn patellar tendon, before calling it a career last February.
Turns out, life after football for the 30-year-old looks a lot like everyone else's. Mayo told Toucher & Rich he works an office job in Boston in the healthcare industry. They radio hosts joked that he's a real life "office linebacker" like those popular "Terry Tate" commercials where former professional football player Lester Speight enforced office law through intimidation and powerful blindside tackles. Here's Mayo discussing his new gig:
And here's some Tate for good measure: