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Jay Riemersma runs again -- for office

When one-time pro athletes run, they start with the advantage of exposure

Updated: July 19, 2010, 10:36 AM ET
By LZ Granderson | ESPN.com

ZEELAND, Mich. -- I was riding through town with a couple of friends one day when a large campaign sign caught my eye.

It read: Jay Riemersma for Congress.

I bleed maize and blue, so I remembered Riemersma from his heyday at the University of Michigan, and it was my Wolverine loyalty that prompted me to casually follow his nine-year NFL career.

"Wow, what has Riemersma done since football?" I asked Glenn Ridder, one of the guys in the car, who also ...

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