Despite being a standout athlete and imposing physical specimen, Aaron Curry lacked the testicular fortitude to thrive in the NFL

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Aaron Curry was essentially a sideshow.

Like a yellow clowns pocket, talented linebacker Aaron Curry retired from the NFL Wednesday.

After being taken fourth overall in 2009 out of Wake Forest by the Seahawks, Seattle ingeniously inked the 27-year-old Curry to a six-year deal worth $60 million.

Admittedly smitten with cash and not the great sport of football, the 6-foot-2, 255 pound Curry compiled a pathetic 203 tackles and 5.5 sacks in 48 games as a pro.

Capable of running the 40-yard dash in 4.56 seconds and completing 25 repetitions at 225 pounds on the bench press, scouts were strictly enamored with the satisfied Demon Deacon’s physical attributes.

Unfortunately for mindless talent evaluators who rely on the results of a glorified carnival, successful ballplayers are extraordinarily determined and brimming with testicular fortitude.

Given a dirt nap Sunday by the New York Giants, Curry will be remembered as one of the biggest busts in league history.

Ultimately, despite being a standout athlete and imposing physical specimen, Aaron Curry never had the heart or spirit to prevail on the gridiron.

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