In 2013, Sean Considine was
playing football with the Baltimore Ravens. They won the Super Bowl and he
has a ring to show for it. But now, retired from the NFL, Considine has a
new role—running a mobile meat market. He teamed up with Lance
Headon of Headon’s Fine Meats and Catering from Creston, Illinois
and created Headon and Considine’s Market.
Using a custom built trailer, he sells fresh chicken, beef, steak, pork
chops and different salads. “I think people were kind of laughing at me,
everyone’s calling me a carnie in Byron, selling meat out of a trailer.
That’s been kind of the laughing joke… until they saw the lines to buy
the stuff,” said Sean.
The trailer sets up in Farley’s Appliance parking
lot in Dixon, Illinois on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 12 to 6 p.m.
They are in Byron on Fridays and Saturdays next to Snyder’s Pharmacy.
Other locations are planned for 2014. Considine is very hands-on and is
all business. He even gives orders to his help, which happens to be his
mom. “If you have expectations of running a business and having
everybody else do your work for you and so I don’t see how that can be a
successful game plan,” he said.
He’ll need a good game plan. In 2009, Sports Illustrated reported
that 78% of NFL players that had been retired just two years were bankrupt
or under financial stress. “I could be in that statistic too if this
thing doesn’t pan out, but it’s a lot of people have expectations,
often their NFL careers are over that they’re never going to work again
or it will carry them ‘til they die.
But I love
to work, I’ve been looking forward to getting in the business world,”
Cities-Aug 22, 2013-By Brittany Lewis