Football is easily the most popular sport in the United States. Every week, several million fans tune in and watch their favorite NFL franchises. However, the league also has a dark side that is often swept under the rug by the ultra-rich powers that be. It’s a sad reality that many slimy figures infest the game that so many people love.
So today we’ll look back at 25 times the NFL proved how slimy they are. From wild scandals to horrible decisions, all of these moments made fans and players cringe. They constantly prove how out of touch they are from reality and that money is by far the most important – and only – motivation. Check out the list below via Insider.
25. Robert Kraft’s Massage (2019)
Expensive lawyers are very often the difference between truth and injustice in society. In 2019, Patriots’ owner Robert Kraft went to an Asian massage parlor in Florida. Allegedly, he solicited sexual services for money, an illegal offense in the state. Two videos supported the claim as they allegedly showed the polarizing owner having a good time. But when they went to court, Kraft’s legal team successfully shut out the evidence.
They argued that Kraft and his fellow clients went to the parlor under the expectation of privacy (via CNBC). This tenuous point held up and Kraft walked away. However, the masseuses weren’t as lucky. They received fines ranging from 20 to 40 thousand dollars. It was clearly unfair because the rich, powerful men walked free. Nobody was that surprised in the end.