Mike McCray at Big Ten Media Day

Trotwood-Madison grad retires from football instead of going to Dolphins training camp

Mike McCray earned All-Big Ten honorable mention last season at Michigan

McCray had signed as an undrafted free agent with the Miami Dolphins but will not attend training camp, which starts this week, after this announcement.

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“For some time now, I have been playing football for the wrong reasons,” McCray wrote, “and during this time I sacrificed my happiness and well being. I want to encourage those reading this to do what looks good on the inside and not what looks good on the outside.”

McCray, who earned an All-Big Ten honorable mention as a fifth-year senior at Michigan in 2017, also wrote that while this is the end of his football playing career, it is not the end of his football career.