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Harry Carson turns down run for office

Updated: February 22, 2012, 3:04 PM ET
Associated Press

TRENTON, N.J. -- Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker Harry Carson is taking a pass at running for Congress in New Jersey.

The 58-year-old retired New York Giants great told The Associated Press on Wednesday that he just doesn't have the drive he thinks is needed to do it.

"I did not have the passion to jump in with both feet and change my life and take this on with the same intensity that I played football," Carson said in a phone interview.

Democratic officials asked Carson ...

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