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Report: Tony Gonzalez’s wife in running for ‘The View’ post

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CENTURY CITY, CA - MAY 18:  Former professional football player and honoree Tony Gonzalez (L) and his family arrive on the red carpet at the 2014 Sports Spectacular Gala at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza on May 18, 2014 in Century City, California.  (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Sports Spectacular)

CENTURY CITY, CA – MAY 18: Former professional football player and honoree Tony Gonzalez (L) and his family arrive on the red carpet at the 2014 Sports Spectacular Gala at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza on May 18, 2014 in Century City, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Sports Spectacular)

The scramble for a spot on ABC’s ‘The View” now includes a name with a direct Atlanta tie: retired Falcon great Tony Gonzalez’s wife October Gonzalez.

Gonzalez's ex Lauren Sanchez. CREDIT: Getty images

Gonzalez’s ex Lauren Sanchez. CREDIT: Getty images

And TMZ says his ex girlfriend and baby mama Lauren Sanchez is in the running as well. Both were in New York City yesterday at “View” studios, according to TMZ. Sanchez, a host on “Good Day L.A.,” guest hosted last week.

Tony, 38, was a tight end who retired last year after five seasons with the Falcons and 12 seasons prior to that with the Kansas City Chiefs, wrapping what many consider a Hall of Fame career.

Tony is a CBS pre-game analyst and recently filmed a guest role on “NCIS.”

Channel 2 Action News anchor Erin Coleman interviewed October before her husband’s final season:

With Barbara Walters retired and both Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy out, “The View” has two spots open. (The third is filled by Rosie O’Donnell.)

 

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