Calvin Ridley steps away from football to focus on mental health

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On Sunday morning, Atlanta Falcons fans were surprised to see the news that star wide receiver Calvin Ridley was on the inactive list. Ridley was out due to what the team called personal reasons.

A few hours later, Ridley took to Twitter to let everyone know that he's actually decided to step away from football for a little while so he can focus on his mental health.

Ridley has been showered with love and support from folks on social media. Right now, the most important thing for him is to get his mental game strong so he can continue to be the exciting football player people have grown used to seeing.