Ex-Rams legend sacks his bid for governorship
SACRAMENTO — Former Los Angeles Rams football legend Rosey Grier has dropped his bid for California governor.
“I decided not to run for governor in January, after much prayer, research and counsel,” Grier said in an email Monday.
Grier, a member of the Rams’ famous “Fearsome Foursome” defensive line, announced he was running in January, but he never officially filed for office or actively campaigned.
Grier, a Republican who lives in West Los Angeles, has an eclectic political history. He supported the presidential bids of Democrat Jimmy Carter as well as Republican Ronald Reagan.
Grier was serving as an aide to presidential hopeful Robert F. Kennedy when he was gunned down by Sirhan Bishara Sirhan in Los Angeles in 1968.
Grier faced long odds in the race for governor, which has already attracted a list of top Democratic candidates, including Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and former L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.
NO LONGER RUNNING Rosey Grier, a member of the Rams’ “Fearsome Foursome” defensive line, has an eclectic political history.