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Former PSU Player Running For NJ Office

By Wyatt Earp | August 31, 2011

If you live in the Delaware Valley, you may remember the name Adam Taliaferro. He was a football player at Penn State University who was temporarily paralyzed after making a tackle. A decade later, Taliaferro is running as a Dem in Gloucester County, NJ. He has name recognition and the sympathy vote going for him.

Democratic Party officials say Adam Taliaferro is running for freeholder in Gloucester County. The Voorhees native suffered a severe spinal cord injury in 2000 while making a tackle for the Nittany Lions. Doctors feared he would never walk again. Taliaferro recovered, graduated from Penn State and went to law school at Rutgers-Camden.

Taliaferro was picked to replace retiring Gloucester County Freeholder William Wallace on the Democratic ticket in the swing county.

I’ve have experience dealing with Democrats running for Gloucester County Freeholder, and none of them good. I’d like to think Taliaferro is above the disgusting campaign tactics the Gloucester Country Democrats are fond of utilizing, but I won’t hold my breath.

Topics: Politics | 4 Comments »

4 Responses to “Former PSU Player Running For NJ Office”

  1. Dr. Evil Says:
    August 31st, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    paralyzed…’running’ for office. heh-heh!

  2. Wyatt Earp Says:
    August 31st, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    Dr. Evil – Didn’t even notice that until now. I am so going to Hell.

  3. bob (either orr) Says:
    August 31st, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    Don’ worry, Wyatt. He may be a PSU alum, but he’s a Dem. If I were in Gloucester, he would not get my support.

  4. Wyatt Earp Says:
    August 31st, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    Bob – No Dems in Gloucester get my support. Not after the last time I threw some their way. Bunch of lying riff raff.