Former Packers safety Aaron Rouse running for office in Virigina

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Former Packers safety Aaron Rouse wanted to make a change in his hometown, and he’s doing something about it.

Via WAVY 10, Rouse announced that he was running for city council in his native Virginia Beach.

“Throughout the time that I’ve been back home I’ve noticed some things in our local government I’d like to see changed,” Rouse wrote on his Facebook page. “My grandfather was an Army vet. He taught me the principle of leadership by example — not to talk about change but to be the change.”

A former third-round pick from Virginia Tech, Rouse played four years in the NFL. He had short stints with the Giants and Cardinals. He was also the MVP of the 2011 UFL Championship Game after he had three interceptions for the Virginia Destroyers.

13 responses to “Former Packers safety Aaron Rouse running for office in Virigina

  1. “not to talk about change but to be the change.”

    That’s fantastic! So many people out there protesting everything but do nothing to actually make change, don’t have any ideas, should take a page out of his book. Much respect to Aaron Rouse and I certainly wish him the best and I hope he does well!

  2. juice08 says:
    March 7, 2018 at 8:42 am

    Sure beats kneeling for an anthem. This is how you actually make change. Good for him.
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    Whoever is giving this a thumbs-down, must hate America. Why do you people stay here?

  3. it is very refreshing seeing a former NFL player actually do something good for society instead of being on the wrong side of the law, best of luck to you pal!

  4. boiler72 says:
    March 7, 2018 at 9:40 am
    juice08 says:
    March 7, 2018 at 8:42 am

    Sure beats kneeling for an anthem. This is how you actually make change. Good for him.
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    Whoever is giving this a thumbs-down, must hate America. Why do you people stay here?
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    Feel free to stay away from the comments section if you can’t handle an opinion that differs from yours snowflake

  5. Yes, Colin Kaepernick should take note.
    Kneeling, pig socks and Castro t-shirts can only manufacture so much change.
    Kudos to this young man for rolling up his sleeves and actually try and do something constructive.

  6. Time for some of you people to move on from the kneeling issue. Maybe you uber-patriots can come up with something constructive as Aaron has. Nah…didn’t think so. Get on with your lives already. Yep, I’m one of the “thumbs down” guys…your schtick has worn us slick.

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