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Trump tax threat over anthem protests would have little effect on Ravens, NFL

Trump tax threat over anthem protests would have little effect on Ravens, NFL

President Donald Trump’s tweeted proposal on Tuesday to reverse the NFL’s “massive tax breaks” because of the ongoing player protests during the national anthem would have little effect on the league — which voluntarily relinquished its tax-exempt status in 2015 — or the Ravens.

Like the other for-profit NFL teams, the Ravens — valued at $2.5 billion by Forbes magazine in September — pay taxes.

The Ravens declined to say how much the team pays every year, and the information is not publicly available.

“We wouldn’t share that,” Ravens spokesman Kevin Byrne said.

The NFL voluntarily gave up the tax exemption for its New York-based...

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