As with many rich people, NFL owners sometimes give money to politicians. According to OpenSecrets.org, the biggest political contributor is Houston Texans’ owner Robert McNair.
McNair has donated $215,200 of his estimated $1.4 billion net worth to political causes since January 2009, almost strictly to Republicans. That pushes the Texans to a team total of $293,100 in political contributions from its players, executives and coaches.
(To put that in perspective, give a bum you see $4.) Now for the real jarring numbers – most of the big political donations fall from the pockets of NFL owners to Republicans.
In all, NFL players, owners and executives, along with their spouses, contributed a total of at least $1.4 million to federal candidates and political committees since January 2009, according to the Center’s research, with about two-thirds of that money aiding Republicans.
According to the Center’s analysis, eight of the 10 biggest NFL-related political donors, all owners, also make the list of the 10 biggest contributors to Republicans.
Only Robert Kraft (86% of $33,600) heavily favors the Democrats. OpenSecrets.org has more graphs and numbers, but I think you get the gist. *cough* rich old white people *cough*
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