Herschel Walker shocked that his 8,225 career rushing yards don't count in runoff
ATLANTA (The Egg) — Herschel Walker held a campaign rally with Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp on Saturday and was left speechless when informed that his 8,225 career rushing yards in the NFL don’t count in next month's runoff against Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock.
In the last few weeks, Walker had been meeting with top campaign advisors and strategists with the assumption that a potential runoff would play into the strengths of the former football player. The idea was quickly dashed by Kemp on stage, who tried his best to fix another one of former President Donald Trump’s mistakes.
“What do you mean they don’t count, it’s a runoff,” said Walker, showing frustration while speaking at the podium. “I’m a champion. The people of Georgia want a champion — Warnock couldn’t put up those yards.”
Sources close to the campaign have said that Walker wanted to stop campaigning after the November election and had been spending time at local football fields doing running drills and conditioning for the runoff. His staff never said anything because it was better for him to not speak or be in the public eye.
Walker spoke about his athletic career for another two hours as his campaign rally came to a close. “I have 8,225 career rushing yards while Senator Warnock has zero, so I’m already ahead of him in early voting,” Walker said as the crowd cheered and burst into a “stop the count!” chant.
“I’m a man of God, and you know … while Senator Warnock hid in his church, I was out on the football field doing God’s work,” he added.