Trump Should Target The NFL’s Special Legal Privileges, Not Players’ Politics

We likely wouldn’t be having this conversation if the NFL had to operate under the same rules as any other billion-dollar corporation.

Everyone is talking about the National Football League, the national anthem, and taking a knee. But we likely wouldn’t be having this conversation if the NFL had to operate under the same rules as any other billion-dollar corporation.

This latest nonsense is yet another reason to stop giving them (and other national sports leagues) the protected status of an anti-trust exemption. The Internal Revenue Service considers them a 501(c)6 entity, which means the NFL is taxed as if it were a non-profit organization. These special favors make the NFL a more political entity by nature, rather than entirely entertainment-driven

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