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Former Ragin Cajun Charles Tillman Punches Way Out of NFL With Retirement Video

13-year veteran with Bears, Panthers exits league in way that made him famous.

Peanut came into the NFL punching balls out left and right.  Monday he came out of his 13-year career doing the same thing.
Peanut came into the NFL punching balls out left and right. Monday he came out of his 13-year career doing the same thing.
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For some players, like former defensive end Jared Allen, retirement from the National Football League means riding off into the sunset on a horse with a tip of the hat and not much else. Others, like Southern Miss's Brett Farve, can't decide when to call it quits and end up coming back multiple times.

Former Louisiana Lafayette defensive back Charles "Peanut" Tillman made his exit the only way he knows how: punching everything in his way.

The 13-year veteran with the Chicago Bears and Carolina Panthers exhibited one of the skills that made him a force to be reckoned with, striking a variety of objects out of the hands of friends and family members.

From a creative standpoint, the video is one of the more original ways to take a bow out. As a testament to his career, the two-time Pro Bowler couldn't have made a better tribute(showing off his hard-hitting tackles on his kids may have warranted a call from child protective services anyway.)

After forcing 44 fumbles, logging 911 total tackles and 38 interceptions during his career, it's about time the prolific Underdog got a break. Here's to Tillman no longer needing to punch his way through life.