The NFL has taken it upon itself to be a Politically Correct deputy, which goes a long way in explaining why their numbers were so piss poor this year. Now, they are going after Texas. Big mistake. First, Gov Greg Abbott doesn’t get pushed around by anyone and secondly Attorney General Ken Paxton isn’t above ordering arrests of NFL executives for extortion. You can also expect bills coming from the Texas legislature that would punish the NFL for discrimination against Dallas and Houston that would greatly reduce payments to the NFL since they would not be given the same rights as other NFL teams.
League spokesman Brian McCarthy-ism made the threat to Texas:
“If a proposal that is discriminatory or inconsistent with our values were to become law there. That would certainly be a factor considered when thinking about awarding future events.”
How about a bill authorizing the use of bathrooms by transgenders for events that require it. Then in the same bill, make that organization responsible for any and all resulting lawsuits involving perverts and secret video taping of women in the bathrooms. Treble damages for any infraction of a minor.
Here is a tweet by Gov Greg Abbott:
NFL decision makers also benched Tom Brady last season. It ended with NFL handing the Super Bowl trophy to Brady. https://t.co/Qg06jT9RDp
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) February 11, 2017
Under the Texas bill, people would be required to use bathrooms that correspond to the sex on their birth certificate. It’s similar to a North Carolina law that prompted the NCAA to pull seven championship events from that state last year and is backed by Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, a powerful figure in the state who had cited the Houston Super Bowl as proof that big events will stick around.
This isn’t the first time the NFL has used its clout to push pro-transgender policies. In 2015, the league implied that a similar bill in Georgia might cause them to skip over Atlanta for hosting Superbowls. Their Republican Governor later vetoed the bill.
Abbot appeared to throw down the gauntlet to the NFL in the tweet which defied the characterization of his position in the CBS article he posted.