Abercrombie says state ‘bribes’ NFL to hold Pro Bowl scrimmage

You can almost see the blood pressure levels of Neil Abercrombie’s aides rising whenever he goes off message at a press conference.

The topic at the state Capitol’s executive chambers Thursday was an important one: the announcement of a new coordinator for early childhood development.

But once the governor let loose that he thinks it is not the best use of state resources to have the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority pay the National Football League $4 million to host the Pro Bowl, that became the lead news.

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