Kyler Murray announced on his Twitter account Monday that he is "fully committing" to pursuing an NFL career.
That being said, the A's appear to be nothing but a quick chapter in the two-sport athlete's book of life. But it's not a story that's new to him -- it's a story his dad lived through before, and it wasn't pretty.
In 1982, 18-year-old Kevin Murray was having a rough season in rookie ball. He was batting just .161 in a homerless campaign and, according to ESPN's Jeff Passan, young Murray was "miserable." Despite receiving a $35,000 bonus from the Brewers as an 11th-round draft pick, he wanted to play football. That didn't sit well with the Brewers, who sought a federal injunction to prevent that from happening.
Murray won his case, then joined Texas A&M, where he played football for three seasons, setting a single-season record for passing yards and winning 25 games. However, when he entered the NFL draft in 1987, he didn't hear his name called.
Passan's article highlights the fact that this situation already was in the Murray family history. They've been through a similar storyline that involved both leagues to a certain extent. Murray's uncle, Calvin, also spent some time playing in the majors and now is employed by his nephew's agent, Scott Boras.
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Needless to say, Kyler Murray had plenty of people in his corner that had things to say in regard to his future.
But he's made his decision.