The NFL Donated More to the Trump Campaign Than Oil Companies

Donors connected to the Dallas Cowboys gave the Trump campaign $1 million.
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An analysis from the Center for Investigative Reporting is about to put NFL owners who partook in last Sunday’s purported demonstrations of unity in the running for an Emmy (or Oscar if they keep it up).

According to the report, professional sports team owners collectively gifted President Donald Trump’s political campaign $14 million dollars—the same amount oil and coal companies combined gave number 45.

The largest individual contribution from league owners came from Houston Texans’ Robert McNair, who donated a whopping $3.9 million to the campaign. Donors affiliated with the Dallas Cowboys, Washington Redskins, Jacksonville Jaguars, New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams gave the campaign about $1 million each.

Also, the league as a collective put $200,000 toward Trump’s inaugural committee. The MLB, NBA and NHL also donated hefty sums to further Trump’s chances of winning the 2016 election. Sports teams were the fifth-largest traceable donor to contribute to the Trump campaign.

To see which other teams supported the Trump campaign, check out the report here.

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