Okay, the Super Bowl is over and Tom Brady is probably one of the greatest quarterbacks ever. Now let’s get back to talking about how awful the National Football League is…with Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), new chairman of the House Oversight Committee.
In an interview with CNN shortly after the Super Bowl, Chaffetz blasted the league for being a tax-exempt organization that somehow revolves around commercials and licensing, while paying $44 million per year — per year — to its embattled commissioner, Roger Goodell.
“Was that a nonprofit event going on or was that a for-profit venture? It’s a for-profit venture,” he told CNN, promising a potential investigation of the league. “You tell people that the NFL is a nonprofit entity and they just start laughing and giggling. But it’s not fair. If there’s another side to that, then let the commissioner come in and make that case.”
However, Chaffetz said he wouldn’t attempt to use the power of his committee to investigate other league issues, such as the NFL’s abysmal handling of domestic violence cases. “I look at the landscape of the problems that we have in this nation and the NFL is going to have to sort that out. And the fans are going to have to push them that direction. That spotlight is pretty bright on them right now,” he said.
Watch below via CNN:
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