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President Obama toured the Riddell sporting goods factory in Elyria, Ohio this afternoon after conducting a town hall with local workers and business owners at Lorain Community College. Riddell makes the official NFL helmets and restores other athletic equipment.

The president was given a custom helmet featuring his seal and the number 44. He joked with reporters that the helmet would come in handy for his State of the Union address next week. Mr. Obama also teased that if he wore it while watching Sunday's games, he would have to resort to drinking beer out of a straw.