Ya’ll remember Mike Neal. He used to play defensive end and outside linebacker for the Green Bay Packers. He was suspended by the NFL for a PED violation in 2012. He was later implicated — along with Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers — in an Al Jazeera investigation into PEDs in 2016.
Said report was largely proven to be nonsense. Although, if you’re a conspiracy theorist, you could surmise the NFL had something to do with that, as their golden boy, Peyton Manning, was also implicated.
Unfortunately for Neal, he was a free agent at the time the report surfaced. And despite having a couple visits with other teams, Neal went untouched, the potential PED stink apparently too strong to get a contract. After a six-year career with the Packers, Neal’s NFL days were over.
In a fitting “Where Are They Now?” moment, we’ve just found out that Neal has reinvented himself as a realtor.
Allow me to reintroduce myself…
"When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things!" #Realtor #KellerWilliamsRealty #MichaelNealHomes #Reincarnated #Blessed pic.twitter.com/dp5FnkAqKV
My name is Hov! H-to-the-O-V.
Sorry, that’s a good jam.
Mike Neal is now Michael Neal. He’s shed 70 pounds from his playing days. He has obviously put the NFL behind him. Neal now runs Michael Neal Homes out of Tampa, Florida.
I don’t know why Tampa, because Neal is from Indiana and went to Purdue, but not everyone goes home. It’s warm down there, I can tell you that. Warmer — and considerably nicer — than Gary, Frickin’ Indiana.
So you go on with your bad self, Michael Neal. Sling those homes!