Despite the NFL’s recent outward pledges to support progressive causes like the Black Lives Matter movement, the league’s political action committee money is overwhelmingly going to Republicans.
The NFL’s own PAC, Gridiron, made 63 donations to 52 congresspeople, senators and political organizations this year; of those contributions, 52 went to Republicans or Republican organizations. Since January, Gridiron’s contributions to the GOP total $128,500 and contributions to Democrats total $58,000
The NFL Players Association’s PAC, the NFLPA One Team PAC, sent the majority of its contributions to Democrats, but over a third — 11 out of 31 — went to Republicans. NFLPA 2020 donations total $82,500 — $32,500 of it went to Republicans.