Former Indianapolis Colt Anthony Gonzalez weighs bid for Congress

Posted at 7:46 AM, Aug 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-10 07:46:57-04

CLEVELAND (AP) - Former Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Anthony Gonzalez is eyeing a run for Congress in his native Ohio. reports the former and Ohio State Buckeyes player recently met with the National Republican Congressional Committee to express interest in a bid for Ohio's 16th Congressional District. His decision is expected soon.

The district stretches from Wayne County into portions of five northeast Ohio counties, including Cuyahoga, Gonzalez' home county.

U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci is running for governor and expected to vacate the 16th District seat next year. Third-term state Rep. Christina Hagan, of Stark County, and two-time state Rep. and former state Sen. Tom Patton, of Strongsville, are vying to succeed him. Both are fellow Republicans.

Gonzalez played 40 games for the Colts, catching 99 passes for 1,307 yards and seven touchdowns. He has worked in business since leaving the NFL in 2012.


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