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SBD/April 1, 2013/People and Pop Culture
Names In The News
Published April 1, 2013
BARACK & BRACKETS: PRESIDENT OBAMA watched the Syracuse-Marquette game on Saturday at the Verizon Center and “sat with REGGIE LOVE," his former personal aide and a former Duke basketball player. At least “one other friend," MARTY NESBITT, also sat with Obama, as well as NCAA President MARK EMMERT (AP, 3/30). SI.com’s Pete Thamel tweeted, “Obama in the house in DC. Sitting with Mark Emmert. Boos when Emmert shown on big screen. Cheers for just Obama” (TWITTER.com, 3/30). MULTICHANNEL NEWS’ Mike Reynolds tweeted, “Turner Sports Chief DAVID LEVY watching his alma mater Syracuse play Marquette in Verizon Center suite w/ Commander in Chief Barack Obama” (TWITTER.com, 3/30). Meanwhile, Redskins QB ROBERT GRIFFIN III said Obama spoke to him about “protecting myself” in a face-to-face meeting (WASHINGTONTIMES.com, 3/30).
NAMES: Basketball HOFer JOHN THOMPSON “donated funds in order to keep a Northwest D.C. Boys & Girls Club open, at least temporarily” (WASHINGTONPOST.com, 3/29)….Patriots TE ROB GRONKOWSKI and LB DANE FLETCHER, Bruins G TUUKKA RASK and LW SHAWN THORNTON last week attended a fundraiser for children’s cancer charity St. Baldrick’s Foundation (BOSTON GLOBE, 3/30).