Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports
Sports and politics rarely mix, but that is precisely what has happened recently.
The NFL recently got the attention of the GOP in a bad way when Kathleen Sebilius, Secretary of Health and Human Services, said the NFL might help spread the word about how the Affordable Care Act will finally help the uninsured, per Josh Voorhees of Slate.com.
Republicans weren't too thrilled with the suggestion, warning the NFL not to get involved with such a "divisive" issue. Some in the party even suggested President Obama is pressuring the NFL somehow.
You can read the full thing for yourself below, including the passage where the two Republicans not-so subtly suggest that the only reason the NFL would go along with the outreach plan would be because the White House was threatening the league with "policy retaliation." (An observation, I should note, that is part of a letter that itself could be read as something of its own threat.)
This is a rather bizarre bit of offseason news.