Runyan backtracks on running for Congress: “I haven’t fully committed to that yet”

In his first press conference with the San Diego Chargers this past Wednesday, Jon Runyan contradicted his statement he put out the day before when he signed. On Tuesday, this is what he had to say:

Last night, I personally informed the Republican County Chairmen in NJ’s 3rd Congressional District that after the season is over I plan to officially retire from football and pursue a campaign for the United States Congress.  I want to thank all of the people who have been encouraging me to run next year and let them know that I look forward to a successful end to my career on the field, and a spirited campaign against Congressman Adler in 2010.”

But by Wednesday, this is what he was saying:

“I haven’t fully committed to that, I’m still exploring my options

He may want to call those chairmen back. It seems like he still wants a Super Bowl ring more than a seat in Congress.

Comments (4)

  1. ken bank

    In a recent interview with ESPN the Magazine, Chargers Pro Bowl linebacker Shawne Merriman was asked which offensive lineman is the game’s toughest.

    “Jon Runyan, on Philly,” Merriman said. “He’ll curse, spit, scratch, bite, anything. He’s a nasty dude.”

    Runyan begins to remind me of Andy Unanue.

    I wonder if he’s getting flack from fans and sportswriters about the distraction of running for Congress while he’s supposed to be concentrating on his game.

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  2. Jeff Gardner

    Not exactly what leaps to mind when I watch this interview.

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  3. JRB
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