Overnight State Sports Briefs: Packers' KGB approached to run for officeWisconsin Sports
-- The Green Bay Packers’ all-time sack leader says he might run for public office someday – but not now. Kabeer Gjaba-Biamila was rumored to run against state Senate Democrat Dave Hansen this summer, if a recall election is scheduled against him. But the tackler known as KGB tells the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel that now is not the right time.
GREEN BAY - The Green Bay Packers’ all-time sack leader says he might run for public office someday – but not now. Kabeer Gjaba-Biamila was rumored to run against state Senate Democrat Dave Hansen this summer, if a recall election is scheduled against him. But the tackler known as KGB tells the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel that now is not the right time.
He says he’s focused on his family at the moment, including his wife Eileen and their five kids. Gbaja-Biamila says he’ll stay active in the community, support candidates who share his values, and consider his own bid for office one day. Hansen is one of 16 senators targeted in connection with the bill that limits collective bargaining by public employee unions. Eight Democrats and eight Republicans are facing possible recall elections. Gbaja-Biamila had 74-and-a-half sacks during his nine-year career with the Packers. That surpassed Reggie White – who had 68-and-a-half when he was with the green-and-gold.
Pewaukee native Mark Wilson still leads the PGA’s Fed-Ex Cup season point standings, but by a slim 72-point margin over second-place Phil Mickelson. Wilson had 1,161 points after missing the cut at The Masters. Charl Schwartzel, who won the year’s first major, jumped 67 places from last week to Number-10 in the new standings. Steve Stricker of Madison, who tied for 11th at Augusta National, rose two spots to 25th in the new Fed-Ex totals. Jerry Kelly of Madison, who missed the weekend cut, dropped eight spots to 47th. In the World Golf Rankings, Stricker remains at Number-eight after The Masters. Schwartzel jumped 18 places to 11th. Wilson dropped one spot to 49th. Kelly slipped five places to 115th. Martin Kaymer is still the world Number-One.
Former New York Jets’ game hostess Jenn Sterger says she’s not a gold-digger – and she has not “made a dime” off the scandal involving Brett Favre. Sterger tells ABC’s George Stephanopoulos she made no money from the former Packers’ quarterback, or the lewd text messages and pictures he reportedly sent her when both worked for the Jets in 2008. Sterger said she never wanted to sue anyone, and the only money she wanted to make was from her job. The case dogged Favre for most of his final NFL season at Minnesota. The league investigated. But Commissioner Roger Goodell said there was not evidence that Favre broke the league’s personal conduct policy. Still, Favre was fined 50-thousand dollars for not cooperating with league investigators. Sterger said she didn’t know how Favre got her phone number. She said a man wearing a Jets badge approached her at the start of the 2008 pre-season and asked how she’d feel if Favre asked for her number – and she joked that she looked remarkably like Favre’s wife Deanna. The ABC interview will air on “Good Morning America” tomorrow and Wednesday, and on “Nightline” tomorrow night.