Mike Allen Jan 18
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NFL's top spokesman stepping down
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Joe Lockhart will step down as NFL spokesman after the Super Bowl, a source close to Lockhart tells Axios. Lockhart was a press secretary for former President Bill Clinton. He was brought into the NFL 2 years ago. The Washington Post first reported Lockhart leaving.

Why it matters: The NFL has been battered this year by political protests by players and attacks from President Trump.