First it was the president, and now it’s the secretary of Education. Members of the Obama administration might love basketball, but playing the game is risky.
An HOH spy spotted Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan on Thursday afternoon walking through the Ohio Clock Corridor in the Senate “sporting one nasty black eye.”
Turns out Duncan caught an elbow to the cheek playing basketball earlier this week. An Education Department aide tells HOH Duncan suffered three facial fractures. Ouch!
Duncan, who co-captained Harvard University’s basketball team and played professional ball in Australia, isn’t the first administration official to suffer a basketball injury recently, of course. President Barack Obama required a dozen stitches, mostly to his lip, after taking an elbow to the face in a game Thanksgiving weekend.
Terri Henderson, 6, center, whose mother is El Salvador, attends a rally with members of Congress at Union Station's Columbus Circle to announce the Restore Opportunity, Strengthen, and Improve the Economy (ROSIE) Act on July 29, 2014. The legislation provides incentives for government contractors to pay a living wage and other benefits that would help low-income workers.