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Daniel Kaplan covers the NFL, finance and tennis for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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League examines its tax-exempt status

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 09 / 29 / 14

The NFL is examining whether to drop its tax-exempt status for the league office, a standing that’s drawn the ire of a wide range of critics, from Congress to fans, who particularly over the past two weeks have called on the league to change its charitable structure. The matter was discusse...

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