Nightly News   |  January 19, 2014

Obama Opens Up on NFL, Marijuana

President Obama makes news for his comments on two hot-button issues in a recent interview.

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>>> president obama is making news tonight for his comments in "the new yorker" magazine about two hot button issues in this country. the president, who enjoys pro football was asked about following the sport given recent reporting about concussions and players suffering from early dimension. he said i would not let my son play pro football . these guys know what they're doing. they know what they're buying into. it is no longer a secret. when asked about the renewed debate over marijuana, the president said i don't think it is more dangerous than okay. but he added it's not something i encourage. and i've told my daughters it's a bad idea, a waste of time, not very healthy.