Ex-Rams leg­end sacks his bid for gov­er­nor­ship

Los Angeles Times - - CALIFORNIA - PHIL WILLON phil.willon@la­times.com

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.

Myung J. Chun Los An­ge­les Times

NO LONGER RUN­NING Rosey Grier, a mem­ber of the Rams’ “Fear­some Four­some” de­fen­sive line, has an eclec­tic po­lit­i­cal his­tory.

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