The Kansas City Chiefs, the St. Louis Rams, and other NFL teams could soon stop receiving federal dollars to honor the U.S. military.

The U.S. Senate has voted to keep the Defense Department from spending any more taxpayer money to honor the military at sporting events. Arizona Senator John McCain (R) offered an amendment that has been added to the national defense budget to that end, in response to reports that the Pentagon spent nearly $7-million for NFL teams to honor troops during games.

“I and so many other Americans were shocked and disappointed to learn that several NFL teams weren’t sponsoring these activities out of the goodness of their own hearts, but were doing so to make an extra buck,” McCain said in offering the amendment.

The Senate agreed to the amendment with unanimous consent.

Written by Mike Lear
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  1. The NFL, already exempt from the anti-trust laws and receiving contributions from the armed services to salute armed services personnel. Quite a gig.

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