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Former Vikings star Paul Krause may or may not continue his 20-year county commissioner gig

After nearly 20 years as a Dakota County commissioner, Paul Krause says he hasn’t decided yet whether to seek another term.

Krause, better known to most Minnesotans as the former Hall of Fame Minnesota Vikings safety, told the Sun This Week news organization that he’s day-to-day on the re-election decision but definitely won’t run for a different political office.

“I have no idea what the future holds,” Krause said.

And the story notes Krause’s ongoing dispute with the NFL over brain injuries:

The National Football League Hall of Famer is among 106 retired football players who last year sued the NFL for contributing to brain injuries suffered by the former players.

They allege the NFL omitted and misrepresented the true risks of repeated traumatic brain and head impacts and failed to take appropriate steps to prevent or mitigate the impacts.

A lead litigant, Krause said he suffered numerous injuries and was knocked out at least 10 times during his 16-year football career from 1964-1979.

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