It turns out that the National Guard has paid NFL teams millions of dollars to honor veterans on their Jumbotrons. That is millions of taxpayer dollars. Over the past three years, the Guard has paid $5.3 million to 11 different NFL teams.
A reader makes a great point: “Doesn’t anyone question why the military can use taxpayer money to pay the NFL to honor veterans, while at the same time veterans must rely on organizations like the ‘Wounded Warrior Project’ to help pay the expenses of those severely injured while in the government’s employ? Could you imagine the Government and public outcry if people in the auto industry received such horrible injuries and the company refused to take care of them?”8:19 am on May 10, 2015