Former Packers draft pick running for office in Virginia
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By Zach Kruse

It has been speculated that former NFL quarterback Peyton Manning could eventually make a legitimate run at a Senate seat in Tennessee.

Well, a former Green Bay Packers draft pick who once intercepted him is actually running for office.

According to WAVY-10 News, former Packers safety Aaron Rouse is running for a city council seat in Virginia Beach, his hometown.

Rouse said he was inspired to run for local government after returning home to the area following his football career.

“After a career in the NFL I decided to return to my hometown of Virginia Beach, to give back to a community that has given so much to me,” Rouse wrote in a Facebook post Tuesday. “Throughout the time that I’ve been back home I’ve noticed some things in our local government I’d like to see changed. My grandfather was an army vet. He taught me the principle of leadership by example – not to talk about change but to be the change. And that’s why I’ve decided to run for Virginia Beach City Council At-Large.”

Rouse was a third-round pick of the Packers in 2007. He played three years in Green Bay, tallying 90 tackles and four interceptions – including a 99-yard interception return against Manning at Lambeau Field in 2008 – over 27 games and 10...

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