The New England Patriots announced former USC defensive tackle Armond Armstead has retired. Armstead did not play last season after surgery following an undisclosed infection.
“He’s had a lot of adversity personally that he’s had to deal with – unusual compared to most other players – but he’s always had a great attitude, worked hard and really did everything we asked him to do,” Patriots coach Bill Bellichick said in a statement.
Armstead’s lawsuit against USC is currently going through the court system. He alleges team doctors gave him pain killers that caused a heart attack.