Veteran S Antoine Bethea Announces Retirement


Longtime NFL S Antoine Bethea announced today he is retiring after a 14-year NFL career.

Bethea, 36, was a former sixth-round pick of the Colts back in 2006. He spent eight years in Indianapolis before signing a four-year, $21 million contract with the 49ers back in 2014.

Bethea later signed a three-year, $12.75 million contract with the Cardinals in 2017 when he was released by San Francisco. He joined the Giants on a two-year deal in 2019 but had his option declined coming into this season.

For his career with the Colts, 49ers, Cardinals and Giants, Bethea recorded 1,333 total tackles, 9.5 sacks, nine forced fumbles, seven recoveries, 25 interceptions, one of which he returned for a touchdown, and 81 pass defenses. 

He was selected to three Pro Bowls during his career, twice with the Colts and once with the 49ers. 

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