Tillman uses hilarious video to announce NFL retirement


Charles Tillman was among the NFL's best when it came to creating turnovers. 

The former Chicago Bears and Carolina Panthers cornerback, whose nickname is 'Peanut', announced his retirement from the NFL on Monday.

And it was not a standard announcement with a Youtube video that highlighted his famed 'Peanut Punch', which the 35-year-old used to force fumbles. But Tillman's victims in the video are not American football players.

There is a trainer who gets his whistle punched out, his children are frequent victims, his wife and housekeeper are not spared, and neither is the poor guy who just wanted to do well at the bowling alley. 

The video ends with Tillman punching out at a time clock, signing the card and then hanging a pair of cleats over a wall file organizer. 

The screen goes to black before the following words appear: "Thanks for all the love and support on and off the field. Peanut Out!"

Tillman spent 12 of his 13 NFL seasons in Chicago. He joined the Panthers last year and had two interceptions while forcing two fumbles in 12 games before suffering a season-ending torn anterior cruciate ligament.

He was a two-time Pro Bowler and the 2013 Walter Payton Man of the Year. Tillman, who was part of two Super Bowl teams, retired with 38 interceptions and 44 forced fumbles. His 36 interceptions and nine defensive touchdowns while with the Bears are franchise records. 

"I've had 13 amazing years on two great teams and I'm just thankful for the love and support that I got from my teammates, the fans and my coaches," Tillman told ChicagoBears.com. "I'm thankful to everyone who has helped me get to where I am right now because I definitely didn't do it by myself."

He added: "I just felt like it was time to do it. I'm going out on my own terms and I figured, 'what the heck, Monday, July 18, I think I'll do it today.'"