Former Eagles tackle may run for Congress

A former NFL offensive tackle for the Philadelphia Eagles is being suggested as a possible candidate for Congress from New Jersey's 3rd District, according to the blog Njpoliticker.

A resident of Mount Laurel, N.J., Jon Runyan played for the Eagles from 2000-2008, but left the team last year during a contract dispute.
According to the blog post, "Assemblywoman Dawn Addiego (R-Evesham) -- who knows Runyan because their children attend school together -- has talked to him about running.  Runyan, who is not currently active in the NFL but has not retired, has not ruled out a run. It is unclear, however, how serious the prospect is."

Addiego told a reporter who asked about the football player, "I don't think I'm at liberty to discuss that right now."

If he were to run, Runyan would have plenty of opponents, but the six-foot-seven inch, 300 pound offensive tackle clearly doesn't mind a fight: Sports Illustrated ranked him number two on a list of the NFL's dirtiest players


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