Vahe Gregorian

July 27, 2013 8:33 PM

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is competitive in all things

Sports are no mere diversion or reprieve for Jay Nixon, who chuckled but declined to comment when asked about word around Jeff City that he hopes to be commissioner of a sport or a collegiate conference — or an athletic director — after his tenure as Missouri's governor ends. Whatever comes next, though, will inescapably be influenced by his love of sports, which were a fundamental part of shaping his persona and remain a part of his life rarely seen in someone of his stature.

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