Rodney was born and raised in New York City, where he and his families lived in one of NYC’s public housing projects. He is a graduate of Philips Exeter Academy and Tufts University. He is a former National Football League and Canadian Football League player. He played with the Cincinnati Bengals, Toronto Argonauts, and Saskatchewan Roughrider. He was the Vice President of the National Football League Players Association and is a member of the NFL Alumni Association. After the NFL Rodney has had a successful career in the financial services and information technology industries. He has been a radio and television personality and a newspaper columnist. Rodney is active civically with many organizations, including the Special Olympics where he served as President in Saskatchewan, Canada, he is a member of the Sons of the American Legion, works with the Adult Leader of Young Marines and is a Board member of Associated Humane Societies of New Jersey.
Rodney is currently a relationship manager consultant for non-profit organizations and is a motivational speaker.