Summarized by Kent Larsen
Will Steve Young Go Into Politics?
PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA -- News that retired San Francisco 49ers
quarterback Steve Young will give the invocation Wednesday night at
the Republican National Convention has observers wondering if Young
may be considering a career in politics. Speculation over exactly how
Young will spend his time has continued since Young officially
retired earlier this summer, with observers wondering if each move
Young makes will indicate what his plans are.
If he does consider politics, Young might be well placed for a run
for office, says California state Senate Minority Leader Jim Brulte,
a Republican representing Rancho Cucamonga, "I think Steve Young
would be a great candidate in California for whatever office he would
like to run for," Brulte says. Since Young has both a law degree and
notoriety because of his stellar football career, pundits have
mentioned his name as a possible Republican candidate for Congress in
either California or Utah.
However, Young was not available for comment on the issue. Previous
speculation on Young's plans has focused on his participation in a
venture capital firm in Utah and in his various business ventures and
charitable programs, as well as the commentator position on Monday
Night Football recently given to comedian Dennis Miller.
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