Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila, former Green Bay Packers defensive end, sacked a lot of quarterbacks in his day. He won’t be sacking any Wisconsin politicians, though… yet.
It was news to us, but there was speculation Gbaja-Biamila might run for the Wisconsin Senate in the event State Sen. Dave Hansen (D-Green Bay) were to face a recall this summer.
Gbaja-Biamila, who remains active in the community, shot down those rumors Monday, releasing the following statement to the Journal Sentinel.
“While I am humbled that so many in northeast Wisconsin have suggested I get involved with a possible recall election in the 30th Senate District, the time is not right for me to run for public office. After playing nine memorable years for the world’s greatest fans in Green Bay, I am focused on spending time with my beautiful wife Eileen and our five wonderful children.
“As Eileen and I continue to grow and raise our family, I will remain active in the community, support candidates who share the same values and beliefs that I do and consider the pros and cons of one day running for office.”
Hansen is one of 16 senators facing recall efforts stemming from the state budget battle that saw eight Democratic senators disappear to Illinois.
Whether Gbaja-Biamila can actually govern is an interesting question, but something tells us anyone would have a hard time winning an election in the state of Wisconsin versus a former Green Bay Packer.