In the 65-second piece, Cravens started by saying he wanted to post something on Snapchat to bring light to his situation, but then said, “I don’t feel like I need to explain myself. I don’t feel like I have to. I think I need to follow what makes me happy, get my mental right, my well-being right, my family right.
“I’m not worried about the comments or what people think about me.”
It’s unclear whether there was a specific reason, or multiple reasons, that caused Cravens to mull retirement over the last month and eventually act upon it a day after the team trimmed its roster down from 90 players to 53.
“I’mma be a lot more open with y’all now that I can, not that I have nobody to answer to at the moment,” Cravens continued. “I’mma be open with y’all. Y’all are really gonna get to know me. You can hate me, you can love me, but there will be no gray area or in-between. I don’t prefer it any other way.”
This comes after Cravens posted a note on his Instagram story on Sunday night thanking those “who showed their true colors today.”