What are retired players?

Some articles on players, player, retired:

Bernie Parrish - Life After The NFL
... Parrish served as team representative to the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA), and later NFLPA vice president ... After retiring as a player, Parrish worked with the Teamsters in the late 1960s in an unsuccessful attempt to organize a new Teamsters-affiliated NFL/AFL players' union ... Parrish enjoyed a second career as a hotel developer until he retired to spend more time with his wife and family ...

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