Big Alcohol's BFF - the NFL makes billions, pays no taxes! A nonprofit? Really??
 

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Big Alcohol's BFF - the NFL makes billions, pays no taxes! A nonprofit? Really??


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Big Alcohol's BFF - the National Football League (NFL) enjoys billions in tax-free profits  while raking in massive public subsidies for stadiums, infrastructure improvements and operating utilities. Harvard University data shows that “70 percent of the capital cost of NFL stadiums has been provided by taxpayers, not NFL owners." A University of Minnesota study found equally massive alcohol-over consumption during pre-game tailgating and in the stadiums produces a conservatively estimated 5,000 legally drunk fans at every NFL game.  They in turn are responsible for game-day alcohol-related harm, like violent beatings, stabbings and vehicle crashes that local police, EMT and ER personnel must respond to at additional public cost. Isn't it time to take alcohol sales and marketing out of the professional sports equation? And isn't it time to end the non-profit status of the NFL and the unfair public subsidies the owners enjoy?  Read More about the NFL's non profit charade here: http://bit.ly/17B556dRead More about the toxic social norm of mixing Big Alcohol and Big Sports Stadiums here: http://bit.ly/hK6Dg3