(Birmingham News) After two weeks of mounting bad public relations, the NFL now finds itself under assault from Capitol Hill.
Members of Congress are beginning to investigate whether or not the NFL should be stripped of its tax-exempt status. Though the league generates hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue each year, it is technically classified as a not-for-profit 501-(c) "business league" organization and operates as such under the federal tax code.
U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) is looking to remove the NFL's tax-exempt status over its handling of domestic violence issues, according to NJ.com. Booker introduced legislation earlier this week that would use the $100 million or so in tax breaks the NFL and other sports leagues (such as the PGA and the NFL) receive to fund domestic violence prevention programs.
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