December 28, 2013 05:14:28 GMT
In a press conference at the Oakland Raiders' headquarters, Asomugha says that he has 'had a lot of support from my family' following the decision.
Kerry Washington's husband Nnamdi Asomugha has announced that he is retiring from football. The cornerback shared the news on Friday, December 27 during a press conference at the Oakland Raiders' headquarters.
"After 11 seasons in the NFL, I will be retiring today. I've been blessed and fortunate to have a successful NFL career. Another journey is starting for me right now," he said on the podium, as quoted by Us Weekly. "Life happens. You start getting these feelings - it's time. I just felt that it was the right time."
When asked about his wife's reaction, Asomugha told a reporter that his family supported his decision. "I've had a lot of support from my family. Everybody's just been great about it," he said.
Asomugha and the "Scandal" actress got married in a low-key ceremony in Blaine County, Idaho in July. According to E! News, her parents Valerie and Earl witnessed the nuptials and Asomugha's sister officiated the wedding.
In October, a report suggested that the "Django Unchained" star got pregnant with their first child. The 36-year-old star, however, has been staying mum about the baby news. "I learned through experience that it doesn't work for me to talk about my personal life," she once said in an interview with Glamour.
"I've had earlier times in my career when I did talk about it. But I couldn't just turn around and say, 'I only want to talk about the good stuff, but not the bad stuff.' So I just thought, 'OK, no more,' " she added.