Report: White House Told NFL Players How to Tweet Their Support of Obamacare

Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo was one of the players who tweeted the suggested language. (NICK WASS/AP)
Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo was one of the players who tweeted the suggested language. (NICK WASS/AP)

Interference on the play!

White House officials coached NFL players on how to tweet favorable information about Obamacare during the Super Bowl, a new report alleges.

Current and former NFL players received suggested language and pre-written tweets on how to publicize the Affordable Care Act from White House Office of Public Engagement official Kyle Lierman, according to the Washington Free Beacon.

Some players, including Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo, apparently copied the text in Lierman’s email word for word, the Free Beacon reported.

“Football fans, hope you’re getting ready for Super Bowl XLVIII, don’t forget you can #getcovered at healthcare.gov,” Ayanbadejo tweeted Sunday night, exactly replicating the text from Lierman,according to the Free Beacon.

Football fans, hope you’re getting ready for Super Bowl XLVIII, don’t forget you can  #getcovered  at  http://t.co/wZtRIv5Iw1  — Brendon Ayanbadejo (@brendon310) February 2, 2014

Lierman’s email, sent to an official at the NFL Players Association, reportedly suggested “some thoughts on what players could tweet,” the Free Beacon, which obtained the note, reported.

“They can definitely change these up or put their own spin on these,” Lierman reportedly wrote, adding that, “when folks tweet this out if they or you email me with their handle I can flag it for the @whitehouse and our other twitter handles to be retweeted, etc.”

The White House retweeted Ayanbadejo’s tweet during the game, but several other players also sent messages publicizing the Affordable Care Act.

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NEW YORK DAILY NEWS