Roger Goodell: NFL will refund money received for ‘paid patriotism’

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Roger Goodell: NFL will refund money received for ‘paid patriotism’

Post #1 by optimusprime » November 4th, 2015, 10:50 pm

Roger Goodell said Wednesday that the NFL will refund the money it has received to conduct acts of “paid patriotism,” reports Eben Novy-Williams of Bloomberg News.

The NFL — along with several other professional sports leagues — has been accused of profiting from the events it puts on to honor US military members before and during games.

According to Arizona senators Jeff Flake and John McCain, the Pentagon has provided $9 million for staged patriotism events over the past four years.

“It is hard to understand how a team accepting taxpayer funds to sponsor a military appreciation game, or to recognize wounded warriors or returning troops, can be construed as anything other than paid patriotism,” a report by the Arizona Republicans said.
You're not to be so blind with patriotism that you can't face reality. Wrong is wrong, no matter who does it or says it.
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