Two former NFL players won seats in the House of Representatives.
Ex-Indianapolis Colts receiver Anthony Gonzalez earned a seat to represent the 16th district of Ohio. The Republican candidate defeated his Democratic challenger Susan Moran Palmer by winning more than 56 percent of the vote.
In Texas, former Tennessee Titans linebacker Colin Allred, a Democrat, defeated 11-term incumbent Republican Pete Sessions in the 32nd congressional district. Allred won more than 52 percent of the vote.
In local elections, three ex-NFL players took home victories.
Former linebacker Napoleon Harris, a Democrat, won a seat in the Illinois State Senate running unopposed. The Ex-Raiders, Vikings and Chiefs LB had 481 tackles in his 8-year NFL career.
Clint Didier, a Republican, won the Franklin County, Washington, Commissioner’s race. The former Washington Redskins and Green Bay Packers tight end earned 141 career catches for 1,923 yards in an 8-year career from 1982-1989.
A great day for the NFL! And these guys don’t even have CTE, go figure.