Remember that $100 million the NFL offered St. Louis and then ripped away from it after the stadium group structured financing with the money included? That is 0.0089 percent of the NFL’s yearly income.
This week an arbitrator ruled the league was guilty of hiding $120 million from the player’s union. This money, which was supposed to go to the G4 Stadium Fund for renovating and building stadiums, was “mischaracterized” by the league.
Now that the money has been found it will be put into the equation for deciding the salary cap, essentially boosting the salaries of the players that are slowly killing themselves to play the game.
So let’s get this straight: It’s “fundamentally inconsistent” for the NFL to give St. Louis the extra $100 million they were promised, but AT THE EXACT SAME TIME the league’s owners were hiding $120 million from their own players. Money that should have been going towards new stadiums was being hidden so the billionaire owners could pocket it.
I’m absolutely astounded that anyone still trusts this league. I’m disappointed that so many journalists buy into the filthy lies the league is constantly spewing. Finally, I’m most disgusted that some people still think the league’s process to bring teams to Los Angeles was fair.
Don’t be ignorant; follow the facts.