NFL owners reportedly afraid of Bernie Sanders winning the Democratic nomination

Sanders has vowed to impose taxes on the richest Americans and improve financial inequality if elected.

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February 27, 2020 - 2:29 pm
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(KFTK) - NFL team owners are reportedly concerned that if the proposed collective bargaining agreement doesn't get passed soon, they could be out lots of money. 

One of the biggest factors keeping them up at night is the 2020 election.

Besides fearing a TV ratings drop like the one seen at the start of the 2016 season, there's also concern about what Bernie Sanders winning the Democrat Party nomination would mean.

Sports Illustrated's Albert Breer notes that the owners worry there could be a stock market reaction and a change in the business environment. Breer wrote: 

"In fact, some in the league worry, in the short term, about what Bernie Sanders’s winning the Democratic nomination might do to the stock market and how that would affect the environment to do business. If the NFL is bound for a lockout in 2021, will the money be the same? Then, there’s the fact that the NFL itself is bracing for the election to do damage to its ratings, as was the case in 2016."

Sanders has vowed to impose taxes on the richest Americans and improve financial inequality if elected.

The NFLPA set the new CBA proposal to a vote on Wednesday but there has been pushback from several prominent players about getting passed this soon.

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