Paid Patriotism in Sports

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

got  $879,000.

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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