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Johnathan Franklin Now Wants to Be Mayor of Green Bay

Johnathan Franklin

Is he even in town yet? We’re not quite sure, but we do know this — the Green Bay Packers fourth-round pick, running back Johnathan Franklin, says he wants to be mayor of Green Bay.

That’s not in a figurative way either. Like, he’ll score a lot of touchdowns and everyone will call him the mayor of Green Bay. Franklin has political aspirations. He previously said he wants to be mayor of Los Angeles, his hometown. He was mentored by former Los Angeles councilman Martin Ludlow during his time at UCLA and had an internship where he attended city council meetings and followed around Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.

Basically, that last part means he watched Antonio ignore the city while he was busy striving for higher office. That’s another story, though. Back to Green Bay.

“Let’s start this campaign for ‘Mayor of Green Bay’ ASAP,” Franklin told FOXSportsWisconsin.com. “If I fall in love with Green Bay and learn about the history, that might be the city I want to live in for the rest of my life.”

So, yeah. Like we said, he has no idea what he’s getting into. Then again, he’s from Compton — The CPT — so Green Bay will probably look pretty nice.

Franklin will get a taste of Green Bay during rookie camp this weekend. Unfortunately, he won’t be back until training camp due to some obscure rule the NFL has about draft picks and college exams.

UCLA’s term runs through June 14. That means Franklin has to head back to Cali until then. In that time he’ll miss the Packers minicamp and the rest of OTAs.

Monty McMahon

Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.



  1. calipackfan May 9, 2013

    Cali Kush

  2. packerfan May 9, 2013

    …send some to Green Bay!! Prefer Purple….

  3. Iltarion May 9, 2013

    DialTone was arriving today. So, Franklin is probably already around.

    If he becomes a star Packer player, then I would say Mayor of Green Bay is actually a demotion from there.

  4. organicbuzz May 9, 2013

    I don’t like politicians.

  5. I’d much rather be mayor of Green Bay than Los Angeles. Hell, I could think of a lot of places I’d rather be mayor of than Los Angeles………..

    1. Phatgzus May 9, 2013

      Mayor of Hell being one of them.

  6. Wisdom Now May 9, 2013

    What kind of horses**** wrote this krap? Compton makes Green Bay look like the biggest ho town in the world. I’d rather be dead in Compton than anywhere near green bay. The author of this piece is a gen u ine piece of …. and needs to go back to his bottle and suck mo’ dat juice that makes his brain all jangled.

    1. the real russ letlow May 10, 2013

      this is the snarky website. no need to censor yourself. tell us how you really feel…………..

      1. the real russ letlow May 10, 2013

        so we can tell you to GPS!

  7. Mike May 9, 2013


    He’ll either be Mayor of GB or cut from the practice squad…

  8. tedtomato May 10, 2013

    Compton is a shithole! No comparision..Green Bay is a much nicer place..go back to your purple puke website..we dont care what you purple chokers think!!!

  9. David May 10, 2013

    He needs to be attending the film room meetings… not city council meetings.

  10. Tucson Packer May 10, 2013

    Yea, he’ll pull a Randy Moss the first time he hears a car backfire

  11. tequila May 14, 2013

    I much prefer Compton over Green Bay.