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Kerry Washington's husband Nnamdi Asomugha retires from football

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Kerry Washington's husband, Nnamdi Asomugha retired from football on Friday, according to a Dec. 27 Us Weekly report. Asomugha announced the news himself during a conference at Oakland Raiders headquarters.

“After 11 seasons in the NFL, I will be retiring today,” Asomugha announced. “I've been blessed and fortunate to have a successful NFL career. Another journey is starting for me right now.”

E! News reports that the Oakland Raiders played signing a ceremonial one-day contract with the team so that he could close out his career with the same team that drafted him in 2003. The now former NFL player and Washington secretly wed in a private ceremony last June. They are expecting their first child next year.

“Life happens,” the cornerback observed during his press conference. “You start getting these feelings -- it's time. I just felt that it was the right time.”

Known as one of the NFL’s elite cornerbacks, he was elected team captain for the Raiders in 2007, 2008 and 2009, according to E! News.

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