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NFL Lockout: Obama Doesn't Want To Intervene

While the NFL owners and the players association negotiate into the 11th hour, President Obama urges the sides to come to terms, “I’m a big football fan, but I also think that for an industry that’s making $9 billion a year in revenue, they can figure out how to divide it up in a sensible way, and be true to their fans, who are the ones who, obviously, allow for all the money that they’re making.”

The president statement echoed the sentiments of many other fans around the U.S. to who it seems extraordinary that the amounts of money being discussed could be inadequate for anyone.

For those hoping that Obama would take an active role in the negotiations, as Bill Clinton did during the Major League Baseball strike, it doesn’t appear if this administration wants to become involved, My expectation and hope is that they’ll resolve it without me intervening, because it turns out I’ve got a lot of other stuff to do," Obama said.

We will continue to monitor the activities of the NFL owners and the NFLPA, and will keep you apprised if all news as it becomes available.