Illinois State Senator asks NBC to disallow Rod Blagojevich from appearing on "Celebrity Apprentice"

To Hollywood, Rod Blagojevich might be a harmless joke, but to Illinoisans he's no laughing matter”

— Illinois Senator Dave Syverson

Senator Dave Syverson is publicly opposing the idea of allowing impeached former Governor Rod Blagojevich appear on NBC's "The Apprentice".

In a letter sent to the show's star, Donald Trump, Syverson says allowing Blagojevich on the show could taint the jury pool for his upcoming trial and send the wrong message to the public.