Former Purdue basketball player heads to Congress

WLFI File Photo
WLFI File Photo

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Former Purdue basketball player Curt Clawson now has a new job, a Florida congressman.

The Republican businessman, who played for the Boilermakers from 1981 to 1984, won a special election to replace former U.S. Representative Trey Radel.

Radel resigned after pleading guilty to cocaine possession.

Clawson will serve out the remainder of Radel’s term in Florida’s 19th District, until November when Clawson will run for re-election. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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