Ex-NFL player compares Trump aides quitting now to resigning 'with 5 seconds left in the game'
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A former NFL player is comparing the resignations of Trump aides in the wake of the riots at the Capitol — and just two weeks before the president leaves office — to lousy football pros quitting a game with seconds on the clock.

Donté Stallworth, a wide receiver who played for teams including the Saints and the Patriots and who frequently weighs in on politics and social justice issues on social media, criticized the resignations by some administration aides in a pair of Thursday tweets.


The 40-year-old, who played in the NFL for 10 seasons, added the moves were simply "too little, too late."


Special envoy to Northern Ireland and former Trump chief of staff Mick MulvaneyMick MulvaneyOMB nominee gets hearing on Feb. 9 Republicans now 'shocked, shocked' that there's a deficit Financial firms brace for Biden's consumer agency chief MORE's resignation Thursday followed the exits of multiple White House aides a day earlier, after pro-Trump rioters swarmed the Capitol to protest the Electoral College certification in Congress finalizing President-elect Joe Biden's win.

"You can’t look at that yesterday and say I want to be a part of that in any way shape or form," Mulvaney said Thursday in a CNBC interview.

Other White House aides who stepped down from their roles included Stephanie GrishamStephanie GrishamMelania Trump says she was 'disappointed and disheartened' watching Capitol riots Trump resignations gaining steam GOP senators urging Trump officials to not resign after Capitol chaos MORE, chief of staff to first lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpJill Biden picks up where she left off The Hill's 12:30 Report: Biden navigates pressures from Dems Former first lady launches 'Office of Melania Trump' MORE, and deputy national security adviser Matt Pottinger.