Former Chicago Bears defensive tackle Anthony “Spice” Adams announced his official retirement from the NFL on Saturday. The Bears cut Adams following the 2011 season and he spent 2012 looking to catch on with a new time while becoming an Internet sensation with his YouTube videos. Of course, what better way to celebrate his retirement than to make another YouTube video:
Adams spent five season with the Bears, from 2007-2011. He started 40 games for the Bears, including all 16 games in 2010 but quickly fell out of favor with the coaching staff in 2011, where he only started four games. He was always a solid performer but the emergence of Stephen Paea and Henry Melton limited his opportunities.
Adams was originally drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the second round of the 2003 draft and spent four years there before signing with the Bears as a free agent.
Adams recently won Dancing with Chicago Celebrities and has been doing some TV work with local Chicago stations including Comcast Sportsnet Chicago’s Bears postgame show, so he’s not bored in his retirement. Given his outgoing personality and great sense of humor, I’m sure we haven’t seen the last of Spice. Keep your eyes and ears peeled and I’m sure you’ll see him around.
Best wishes for a great retirement and an exciting new career, wherever it takes you, Spice!