With ratings down, ticket sales and prices dropping, and now Cam Newton's route-gate, The NFL does not need any more headaches... but it has one. Even before Trump called out players for taking a knee during the national anthem, their union had been funding leftist advocacy groups along with George Soros.
In tax documents recently released by 2ndVote, a conservative watchdog group, we learn that the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) made a donation of $5,000 in 2015 to the Center for Community Change Action, a George Soros funded and adamantly anti-Trump organization.
Yet, as The Washington Times details, that just scratches the surface of the NFLPA’s dealings and donations to the extreme left...
The NFLPA contributed $5,000 in 2014 to Jobs with Justice, another pro-union group backed by Mr. Soros, and $5,000 in 2013 to the progressive Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy.
The NFLPA donations from 2013, 2014 and 2015 were made before Mr. Trump was elected.
Other NFLPA charitable contributions went to a mix of groups supporting veterans, medical research and youth, including the Wounded Warrior Project, the Packard Center for ALS Research at Johns Hopkins, Active Minds, and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington.
“Clearly, ‘social activism’ by NFL players includes aligning with George Soros and other liberal organizations like Planned Parenthood in support of the left’s agenda,” said 2ndVote, a conservative watchdog group.
We wonder how this additional news will affect NFL ratings/ticket sales this week - as it seems players are not 'on the same team' politically as many of their supporters.