That's right, the league office falls under a tax code that exempts things like business leagues and trade associations.
But does that make sense? Two senators don't think so, and they've proposed a bill to change it.
Independent Main Senator Angus King and Republican Senator from Oklahoma, Tom Coburn, have crafted a bill to end the NFL's $9 billion-per-year tax-exempt status.
On "New Day" Thursday Sen. Coburn said: “This is a directed tax cut that to the league office, which means every other American pays a little bit more every year because we give the NFL league office a tax break and call them a non-profit. In fact, they’re not."
It doesn't help the NFL's cause that its commissioner makes $29 million a year.