No more Rod Blagojevich sightings at Roots Pizza during Cowboys games

Rod Blagojevich

Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich waves to the crowd in front of his Chicago home as he leaves for prison March 15, 2012. (William DeShazer/Chicago Tribune)

There’s a chance former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich would have gone to Roots Handmade Pizza in Ukrainian Village Wednesday to watch the Dallas Cowboys-New York Giants game on NBC, you know, if not for the fact that he’s serving a 14-year sentence on a corruption conviction.

Blagojevich visited Roots to watch Cowboys games four to five times last season. I’m told he would sit in the private dining room with just his small group – usually consisting of his daughter, a friend or two and his bodyguard – and ordered pitcher after pitcher of Diet Pepsi. Apparently staff would drop off a pitcher and it would be empty two minutes later.

Blagojevich was said to be "upbeat and jovial" (even though the Cowboys finished with a very average 8-8 record that season and missed the playoffs) and would frequently talk to other customers he’d run into in the hallway about anything.

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