Former Ohio State Buckeye Anthony Gonzalez just lately introduced that he is not going to search reelection in Ohio’s 16th Congressional district through the 2022 midterms. The retired receiver, who additionally performed 4 seasons within the NFL for the Indianapolis Colts, cited toxicity throughout the Republican social gathering as a “significant factor” in his resolution.
“Given the political realities of the day, I know this news will come as a disappointment to those who have been involved in our efforts,” Gonzalez learn in a press release. “You have given me and my household great power and braveness within the face of a lot adversity these previous few months and years. Please know that each phrase has meant the world to me and given me hope that the chaotic political setting that presently infects our nation will solely be momentary.
“While my desire to build a fuller family life is at the heart of my decision, it is also true that the current state of our politics, especially many of the toxic dynamics inside our own party, is a significant factor in my decision.”
Gonzalez confronted jeers and calls to retire after siding with Democrats and voting to question former President Trump for his involvement within the January 6 charade. Ohio Republicans additionally formally censured the Congressman for his resolution.
Gonzalez earned First-Team All-Big Ten honors in 2006 after making 51 receptions for 734 yards and eight touchdowns.