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Ravens Got $130,000 To Propagandize For O-Care

From the Washington Examiner:

Super Bowl champ Baltimore Ravens getting paid $130,000 to promote Obamacare

By PAUL BEDARD | OCTOBER 23, 2013

Despite a decision by the NFL to ignore the administration’s pleas to promote Obamacare, the Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens have decided to go all in — in exchange for a $130,000 contract, according to documents unearthed by a public watchdog group.

Do the Ravens really need the money? According to Forbes’ current NFL Valuation List, the Ravens are the ninth most valuable team in the NFL. The team is reportedly worth over $1.2 billion dollars.

Judicial Watch told Secrets that the team was recruited by Maryland state officials to help it sell Obamacare…

And never mind that Maryland’s Obama-Care exchange site, which is separate and apart from Healthcare.gov, is barely even functioning.

The state previously announced its plans but the size of the check was not released. Judicial Watch received a copy of the agreement between the 2013 football champs and the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange.

[As Judicial Watch notes:] In a “Sponsorship Agreement” between the Maryland Health Connection and the Ravens, the state will pay the Super Bowl champs $130,000 to push Obamacare on television, radio, the team’s official website, its newsletter and in social media. This includes the Ravens Report Show on cable TV and a number of pre and post-game radio segments as well as Facebook and Twitter plugs.

Once again we are reminded of the bad old days of the Soviet Union, when even sports teams were enlisted to promote the government’s agenda in every way they could.

But that could never happen here.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

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