Les Carpenter

Guardian US

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Sports writer for the Guardian US 

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Elaborate celebrations of America’s military are common at professional sports events.  It turns out that the leagues are being paid by the Pentagon -- with your money.

Millions of Tax Payers Dollars Spent on Pro-Sports Patriotism

Elaborate celebrations of America’s military are common at professional sports events.  It turns out that the leagues are being paid by the Pentagon -- with your money.

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