TX Governor rebukes NFL
The NFL’s comments drew a sharp rebuke from Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, who warned the league to “get the heck out of politics” on Tuesday during an appearance on conservative pundit Glenn Beck’s radio show.
"We don’t care what the NFL thinks and certainly what their political policies are because they are not a political arm of the state of Texas or the United States of America. They need to learn their place in the United States, which is to govern football, not politics,” Abbott said.
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