BOSTON (CBS) — Brandon Meriweather is enjoying his life after football.
After a nine-year career in the NFL with stops in New England, Chicago, Washington and New York, Meriweather is now hanging at home in Florida, having fun as a full-time dad. He was home for his daughter’s birthday for the first time this year, something he wasn’t able to enjoy during his football days.
But while it’s fun to be home with his family, Meriweather admits he’s getting a little bored. And he may be getting on everyone’s nerves. So he reached out to 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Toucher & Rich, and it sounds like he may have a future in sports talk radio.
“If I had my dream radio job, it would probably be sports talk. I love talking about sports, something I’ve loved since I was five,” the former Patriots safety told T&R on Friday morning.
He’d even be willing to relocate from Florida to Boston, at least for the football season, to help with the Hub’s coverage of the Patriots.
“That would be perfect. I could get away from my family for a little bit… I’m driving everyone crazy,” he admitted. “My daughter, this is the first time she’s asking me when I’m going to leave.”
Meriweather will be remembered for delivering some big hits in the New England secondary, along with some frustrating ones after the whistle, but now he’s probably best known for his talents off the field. His rap single “V.I.P.” delighted Toucher & Rich listeners back in 2011, and they made sure to show off their love for the song during training camp.
“Somebody put it on a shirt, and it was like 15 people who had a shirt with Patriots on front and ‘V.I.P. on Swole’ on the back. There was some who just had it on the front. After you guys played it my Twitter blew up; everyone hit me up about it,” he said. “It was fun though, it was nice to hear what the fans thought of it.”
Meriweather also touched on his appearance on the web series “Ghetto Celebs,” explaining what the special package really was in the show: