UPDATED Wednesday, February 6, 2013 --- 11:58 a.m.
Press Release from the Governor's Office:
Madison— Governor Scott Walker today declared Donald Driver day.
“From his performance on the field to Dancing with the Stars, Donald Driver has done a fantastic job entertaining Wisconsinites,” said Governor Scott Walker. “Beyond his performances, Donald goes above and beyond to give back to the community and to be a positive role model for our youth. Today, Wisconsin will join together to celebrate all of the Donald Driver’s contributions to our state, both on and off the field.”
Posted Wednesday, February 6, 2013 --- 10:54 a.m.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker says retiring Green Bay Packers receiver Donald Driver personally called him to invite him to his retirement celebration at Lambeau Field.
Walker is sporting a Packers tie for the event. He spoke about it Wednesday morning during a speech at a meeting of the Wisconsin Counties Association.
Walker says he was happy to accept Driver's invitation to attend the event. And he says if he didn't, "My 17-year-old would have killed me."
Driver announced his retirement Jan. 31 and the Packers distributed tickets to fans so they can hear the news directly from his mouth in the atrium at Lambeau Field.
Copyright Associated Press 2013