NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell informed
team owners that the league would give up its tax-exempt status, saying the move would eliminate a "distraction," and that, "the change in filing status will make no material difference to our business."
For some context, for giving up the exemption will cost the league $109 million over 10 years. However! It will no longer have to disclose Goodell's multimillion dollar salary. So from a PR perspective, it's an obvious boon.