June 29, 2013
The President wants a favor from the NFL, unrelated to avoiding an international incident with Russia. The NFL has told him nyet.
According to the Washington Post, the league won’t be assisting with the promotion of Obamacare. The administration had asked the NFL and other sports leagues to help increase awareness of the details of the law, which sooner enters a new phase of its implementation.
“We have responded to the letters we received from members of Congress to inform them we currently have no plans to engage in this area and have had no substantive contact with the administration about [the health-care law’s] implementation,” NFL spokesman Greg Aiello told the Post. (That’s a long, drawn-out way of saying, “We’re staying out of this.”)