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Senator wants to strip NFL of tax-exempt status in light of abuse cases

As the Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson controversies continue to consume NFL news, a U.S. senator has introduced legislation that would remove the league's tax-exempt status and redirect that money to benefit victims of domestic violence. Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., said Tuesday he wants to remove the status enjoyed by 10 professional sports leagues, including the NHL, NFL and PGA Tour, that allows them to avoid paying taxes on dues collected from participants. "This legislation will help ensure that victims of domestic violence have the resources they need to break away from abusers and begin rebuilding their lives," he said in a statement. The legislation would take effect in 2015 and ...

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