Garry Cobb seems like an OK dude who knows football. He was very nice to me the few times I met him doing Great Sports Debate. But his congressional bid is in and of itself ridiculous… and that’s before you get to the absurd haymakers being thrown by his Republican primary opponent, Claire Gustafson.
Over the last couple of weeks, Gustafson has charged that Cobb, whom she repeatedly calls a “former Cowboy,” is unfit for the job after years of head-banging in the NFL [via Philly.com]…
Gustafson has questioned Cobb’s fitness for office because he has sued the league over concussions and said in a court filing that he has “various neurological impacts.” And she routinely refers to him as a “former Dallas Cowboy,” something designed to make him seem like a traitor in an area close to Philadelphia, where Cobb is a sports radio talk show host. During an 11-year career, Cobb played linebacker for the Cowboys as well as the Philadelphia Eagles and Detroit Lions.
Cobb told the Courier-Post in April that he didn’t have any symptoms of brain problems. That seems to contradict what he said in 2012, both in the legal filing and in an interview with the Philadelphia Daily News, when he said he has some memory problems. He told the Daily News his memory loss was minor, but he was concerned it could worsen considering other former players had dementia.
… is more than $30,000 in debt [via press releases]…
… and got tricky with the property deed of his potentially estranged (per Gustafson’s insinuation) wife so he could be eligible to run in Camden County:
“Given his memory issues”– nice.
So to recap Gustafson’s attacks: Former Cowboy Garry Cobb is a soupy-brained ex-jock who has $30,000 in unpaid debts and is potentially misrepresenting his residence to get votes. Hashtag democracy.
H/T to anonymous tipsters, who may very well be a part of Gustafson’s campaign