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Corey Stewart calls for ending NFLís anti-trust exemption
The Washington Times ^ | September 26, 2017 | Seth McLaughlin

Posted on 10/01/2017 2:58:07 PM PDT by T Ruth

Virginia Senatorial candidate Corey Stewart wants to strip the National Football League of its lucrative anti-trust exemption over its response to players taking a knee during the National Anthem.

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Granted by Congress, the limited anti-trust exemption gives the NFL broad power to negotiate massive television deals as a single entity on behalf of all the teams.

Mr. Stewart is hoping to unseat Sen. Tim Kaine, a Democrat, in the midterm elections, but first must wrap up the GOP nomination.

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“When these players take a knee during the National Anthem, they aren’t just disrespecting a flag or a song, they’re disrespecting every American patriot – and every American who has worn the uniform and died to keep us free,” he said.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: coreystewart; gillespie; nfl; stewart; va2018; virginia
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1 posted on 10/01/2017 2:58:08 PM PDT by T Ruth
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To: T Ruth
When these players take a knee during the National Anthem, they aren’t just disrespecting a flag or a song, they’re disrespecting every American patriot – and every American who has worn the uniform and died to keep us free

That's exactly how I see it.
2 posted on 10/01/2017 3:03:12 PM PDT by JoSixChip (Repeal and replace the gopE.)
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To: T Ruth
Virginia Senatorial candidate Corey Stewart wants to strip the National Football League of its lucrative anti-trust exemption over its response to players taking a knee during the National Anthem.

This guy is an 'effing idiot.

Whether or not the NFL should lose its limited anti-trust exemption should be a consideration that stands on its own, and isn't subject to political winds related to the current idiocy with the national anthem and these player protests.

3 posted on 10/01/2017 3:05:46 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("Tell them to stand!" -- President Trump, 9/23/2017)
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To: Alberta's Child

Considered on its own merits, the NFL anti-trust exemption should be repealed. Now would be a good time. Never let a crisis go to waste.


4 posted on 10/01/2017 3:08:03 PM PDT by T Ruth (Mohammedanism shall be defeated.)
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To: T Ruth

Senator TIMMAY! must be removed from office before he gives away our country.


5 posted on 10/01/2017 3:11:27 PM PDT by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here Of Citizen Parents - Know Islam, No Peace -No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: Alberta's Child

Whether or not the NFL should lose its limited anti-trust exemption should be a consideration that stands on its own,

I would tend to agree with you here, however if I may, the NFL has become a defacto “Political Organization” and they are organized. That Alone warrants the removal of their anti trust exemption.


6 posted on 10/01/2017 3:11:38 PM PDT by eyeamok (Idle hands are the Devil's workshop)
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To: Alberta's Child

Corey Stewart was among the first of local politicians to side with the citizens and the rule of law.

The NFL doesn’t like this nation.
They should no longer enjoy the perks.
I have always opposed taxpayers subsidizing billionaire owners and their millionaire players.


7 posted on 10/01/2017 3:15:35 PM PDT by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here Of Citizen Parents - Know Islam, No Peace -No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: Alberta's Child

Not necessarily, With the NFL Commissioner Goodell coming out today defending the players free speech for these anti-American protests demonstrates how he is lying about this issue.

This is not a free speech issue as the government is not telling these players then cannot exorcise free speech. The NFL, as a private organization, can have their own rules and do. They’ve allowed these players to undermine their rules and then the Commissioner lies about it. You can’t convince me, the NFL with all their lawyers, don’t understand this.

If the NFL is complicit in politically advancing the Alinsky narrative, BLM, to help divide us by race, then yes, their anti-trust status should be looked at. With Goodell lying and the owners not even looking at firing him for this mess, after the massive backlash, tells me the NFL has gone full political leftist.

A case could be made it is to undermine our current President. The good thing is our President blew it all up by calling them out and now American Patriots of all colors have come to defend our national anthem and flag and for all they stand for.

CGato


8 posted on 10/01/2017 3:20:37 PM PDT by Conservative Gato (There are NOW 4 kind of LIES; Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics, and the Media.)
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To: T Ruth

I don’t think it will matter much. The League itself is non-profit, but the teams are private, profit-and-loss corporations.

I had a local IRS agent/friend who audits our local NFL team tell me confidentially the team never pays any taxes though.....


9 posted on 10/01/2017 3:24:56 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: Conservative Gato
If the NFL is complicit in politically advancing the Alinsky narrative, BLM, to help divide us by race, then yes, their anti-trust status should be looked at.

No offense, but this is just idiotic. The idea that political partisanship should have anything to do with the merits of a legal case is preposterous, and is typical of what you hear from the left in this country.

This is like saying that supermarket chains can engage in collusion to fix prices on the products they sell, as long as they fly American flags and give lip service to "unifying" the American people.

10 posted on 10/01/2017 3:39:01 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("Tell them to stand!" -- President Trump, 9/23/2017)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...
Virginia Senatorial candidate Corey Stewart [R} wants to strip the National Football League of its lucrative... limited anti-trust exemption gives the NFL broad power to negotiate massive television deals as a single entity on behalf of all the teams.
All athletic scholarships should be banned as well. Thanks T Ruth.
11 posted on 10/01/2017 3:39:45 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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To: Alberta's Child

LOL, your kind of funny today. EVERYTHING involving billions of dollars, and I do mean EVERYTHING is intrinsically political and therefore subject to “the winds”.

Clearly, in my opinion, and including myself, tens of millions of Americans agree with T Ruth. Without taxpayers dollars there would be no NFL as we know it today. We have a right to bitch all day every day and non stop on Sunday!


12 posted on 10/01/2017 3:40:30 PM PDT by Cen-Tejas
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To: PGR88

That needs investigation & verification.
If true, NFL must therefore be persona non grata to SJWs.


13 posted on 10/01/2017 3:42:02 PM PDT by polymuser (Enough is enough.)
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To: Alberta's Child

It’s smart comment ..
The NFL has set themselves up and it is a good point .


14 posted on 10/01/2017 3:42:17 PM PDT by ncalburt (ll)
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To: T Ruth

About time. I’ve been suggesting that since the protests started. The owners allowed, then joined their employee’s protests. Seems fair that their anti-American disrespect result in ending their anti-trust exemption.


15 posted on 10/01/2017 3:43:34 PM PDT by Reno89519 (PRESIDENT TRUMP, KEEP YOUR PROMISES! NO AMNESTY AND BUILD THAT WALL.)
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To: T Ruth

Is he for repealing Obamacare?


16 posted on 10/01/2017 3:44:53 PM PDT by alternatives? (Why have an army if there are no borders?)
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To: Cen-Tejas
Maybe you missed my point. If the NFL shouldn't have an anti-trust exemption, then it shouldn't take Colin Kaepernick kneeling down on the job to make it so.

If your point is that a loud cacophony of protest from a bunch of people in America who don't know three things about the law should dictate legal decisions, then you are firmly on the side of @ssholes like Stephen Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, and those two ugly mutts Obama nominated.

17 posted on 10/01/2017 3:45:31 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("Tell them to stand!" -- President Trump, 9/23/2017)
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To: Alberta's Child

Normally, I’d 100% agree with you. But given the NFL has recently decided to become political....


18 posted on 10/01/2017 3:50:45 PM PDT by rb22982
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To: Alberta's Child

It’s been a fluke that stands on its own . . it’s only taken all this BS to wake people up

Take it away. The 501(c)(6) also


19 posted on 10/01/2017 3:52:44 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat ("I am SpartaLee" Hey, NFL, why didn't you any of you bold guys hire Kaepernick? #GoodbyeGoodell)
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To: T Ruth; ExTexasRedhead

“Considered on its own merits, the NFL anti-trust exemption should be repealed. Now would be a good time. Never let a crisis go to waste.”

Yes, now is the perfect time. And while they are at it, pass legislation making it impossible for the NFL, or any other privately owned commercial sports enterprise from being able to get places to play financed by the taxpayers. Furthermore, there should be “rental schedules” with specific terms, designed to retire the bonded indebtedness that has already been incurred. No moving of teams and leaving local taxpayers with bills for stadiums and arenas. Only two ways out, pay it all off, or declare bankruptcy and be proscribed from restarting any franchise that does so.


20 posted on 10/01/2017 3:57:13 PM PDT by vette6387 (LOCK HER UP! COMEY TOO.)
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