WASHINGTON (AP) – The New England Patriots got $675,000 from the Army National Guard to pay for honoring American troops.READ MORE: North Texas Mom Hospitalized 93 Days With COVID-19 Delivers Healthy Baby Girl
The Super Bowl champion wasn’t the only NFL team with a profitable Pentagon contract the past three years to finance those color guard ceremonies and flag rollouts. The NFL received $7 million over three years from contracts with the guard.
The Atlanta Falcons got $579,500; the Denver Broncos received $460,000.READ MORE: DFW Area Has 5 Boys Basketball Players Named McDonald’s All Americans
Republican Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake and Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal want the practice to end. They won Senate approval Thursday for a prohibition on the contracts, arguing that wealthy teams shouldn’t be receiving taxpayer dollars when the military faces cuts in spending.
The measure was added to a sweeping defense policy bill the Senate expects to complete next week.MORE NEWS: Dallas ISD To Launch Full-Time Virtual School This Coming Fall
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