Paid Patriotism in Sports
The Pentagon spent at least $6.8 Million in taxpayers' money on contracts with professional
sports teams that were identified as 'staged patriotic events', over the last four years.
Included were 18 NFL, 10 MLB, 8 NBA, 6 MHL and 8 Major League Soccer Teams.
NASCAR , Indiana University, Purdue University and the University of Wisconsin
also received money from the Defense Department (1.6 Million) .
NFL teams were the biggest beneficiaries, taking in millions. The Atlanta Falcons alone
Members of Congress who invertigated this situation sponsored a bill calling for the teams to
offer "an equivalent amount of funding in the form of a donation to a charitable organization that
supports members of the armed forces, veterans and their families".
Iraq War vet Will Bardenwerper spoke for many veterans when he wrote in a Washington Post
editorial: It is time to stop the perfuctory displays of honor at our professional sporting events".
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