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Russell Wilson to play football

Updated: January 12, 2012, 5:53 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Former Wisconsin quarterback Russell Wilson has notified the Colorado Rockies he is pursuing football and will not report to spring training.

Rockies general manager Dan O'Dowd said Thursday the team was informed Wilson won't be coming to camp. He said the Rockies had "no say in his personal choice," but the club wishes him the best as he pursues pro football.

Wilson will train with former NFL quarterback Chris Weinke, a source told ESPN's Joe Schad.

Wilson had a solid ...

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