Chargers OL Runyan to run for Congress in N.J.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009 - 10:03am

NFL player Jon Runyan says he'll retire at the end of the season and launch a campaign for Congress in New Jersey's 3rd District.

The 35-year-old offensive lineman was signed Tuesday to play the remainder of the season with the San Diego Chargers.

Runyan said in a statement that he had told Republican officials in Burlington County that he would retire after the season and seek to challenge Democratic Rep. John Adler in 2010.