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How Charlie Crist is spending the summer



With the Tampa Bay Bucs stars of this year's Hard Knocks on HBO, showing up for an ordinary practice could reap some publicity for a savvy local politician. 

Enter U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-St. Petersburg. No stranger to the photo op, Crist visited One Buccaneer Place in Tampa on Thursday, shaking hands with a few of the players. Crist, who played quarterback for Wake Forest University before attending Florida State University, caught up with former Seminole QB Jameis Winston after practice, as well as defensive tackle Chris Baker. 

It was a change of pace from Crist's appearance Wednesday night discussing St. Pete's auto theft epidemic.

When Crist returns to Congress, he should have a fun "How I spent the summer" essay for his colleagues.

[Last modified: Thursday, August 24, 2017 5:34pm]


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