Scrutinizing The NFL

A Missouri state representative is calling for the legislature to review taxpayer funds that benefit the Chiefs in the wake of the protests during the playing of the national anthem. Karen Johnson has more details.

Rep. Nate Walker of Kirksville says in a news release that the state gave the Chiefs $25 million in tax credits to move their training camp from River Falls, Wis., to St. Joseph, while also paying $3 million annually to the Jackson County Sports Complex Authority which manages Arrowhead Stadium – and Kauffman Stadium. His point is the NFL is big business. “Previous governors and legislators in Missouri have invested millions of taxpayer dollars into NFL facilities for economic development and entertainment purposes. Recent protests are impacting viewership, hurting the fan base of the NFL, and putting at risk all of our public investments. NFL stadiums have been a major investment of taxpayer money, and the league must remain popular to continue to have a positive impact on our local and state economy. I’m Karen Johnson