Joey Browner running for mayor in city he owes money
Former Vikings star Joey Browner is running for mayor in Eagan, Minn., despite the fact that he still owes money there after his last failed city council run.
Browner, a six-time Pro Bowl selection for the Vikings from 1983 to 1991, will run against incumbent Mike Maguire in November, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Browner submitted his paperwork to officially run for office 10 minutes before Tuesday’s deadline.
Browner sued the city of Eagan in 2008 when he claimed that he missed a deadline to file for the city council race because of inadequate directions regarding the process. He lost in court but ran as a write-in on the ballot and lost in the election too. The judge ordered Browner to pay the city $510 to cover court costs for his suit. That money has yet to be paid, per the report.
"I and the city of Eagan really pride ourselves on fiscal prudence and accountability," Maguire told the Star Tribune. "It's concerning to me that the judgment remains unpaid, especially from a candidate whom I would assume, if elected, would be interested in continuing that tradition."
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