Though he wasn't as outspoken as former teammate Brendon Ayanbadejo or current Raiders punter Chris Kluwe, former Ravens center Matt Birk let it be known last year that he has an interest in politics.
Now that he's retired from football after winning a Super Bowl, some others have taken an interest in Birk perhaps running for public office.
He's not commented on reports that he met with the Republican National Senatorial Committee, but Birk said he's been discussing all kinds of possible candidacies.
“Kind of the whole gamut. Governor, [U.S.] senator,” Birk told the Minneapolis Star Tribune. “The term ‘public servant' -- that's appealing to me. There is something about the idea I still find romantic.”
And there's no question he's not afraid to say what he believes is right.
He declined an invitation to celebrate with his Super Bowl winning team at the White House because he disagreed with President Obama's stance on abortion, saying, “I am active in the pro-life movement, and I...