OT slightly: Oklahoma senator wants tax-exempt leagues to be taxed
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04-29-2013, 10:51 PM
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There's a certain denial that goes along with big-time college sports, where we all pretend that the schools are somehow making money on athletic programs that cost millions above the table and untold sums below it. I would think that anyone who has been close to one of these programs realizes that it's all done with a wink and a nod, the paper trails only being exposed during corruption scandals which inevitably uncover massive financial sinkholes.
Pro sports is a different story. I doubt there is a significant amount of support for the idea of the NFL as a tax-free NFP. It's simply flown under the radar due to a lack of political opposition. I'd imagine that Coburn sees this as low-hanging fruit, an opportunity to get his name in the news for righting an obvious wrong.
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