Athletes, Coaches & Sports Media Presidential Political Donations List – 2016


It’s an election year, so why not take a look at the Presidential campaigns that your favorite athletes, coaches and sports media have donated to over the last year or so. All data was researched by BC and is from the Federal Election Commission database.

Big Ten:

Kirk Ferentz, Iowa – donated $2,700 to Chris Christie campaign; February 2016
Urban Meyer, Ohio State – donated $2,700 to John Kasich campaign; March 2016

Pac-12:

Todd Graham, Arizona State – donated $5,000 to Team (Paul) Ryan; February 2016

ACC:

Al Golden, Miami – (before he was fired) donated $2,700 to Marco Rubio campaign; April
2015

NFL:

Jerry Jones, Cowboys – donated $2,700 to Chris Christie campaign; September 2015
Peyton Manning, retired – donated $2,700 to Jeb Bush campaign; August 2015
Andrew Whitworth, Bengals – donated $2,700 to Jeb Bush campaign; July 2015
Mike Brown, Bengals owner – donated $2,700 to Lindsey Graham campaign; August 2015. Donated $2,700 to John Kasich campaign; December 2015
John Greco, Browns – donated $3,700 to Hillary Clinton campaign; 2015 & 2016
Nick Mangold, Jets – donated $2,700 to Chris Christie; September & October 2015

MLB:

Mark, Teixeira, Yankees – donated $2,700 to Marco Rubio campaign; November, 2015
Lou Brock – donated $750 to the Democratic National Committee; June, 2015
Rocco Baldelli, Rays coach – donated $250 to Bernie Sanders campaign; October 2015
Adam Jones, Orioles – donated $30,000 to Democratic National Committee; April 2015

College Basketball:

Mike Brey, Notre Dame – donated $2,700 to Chris Christie campaign; October 2015
Gary Williams, Maryland (retired) – donated $2,000 to Jeb Bush campaign; October 2015

NBA:

Mike D’Antoni, Houston Rockets – donated $2,500 to Bernie Sanders campaign; March 2016
Jason Kidd, Milwaukee Bucks – donated $5,200 to Hillary Clinton campaign; (three donations in 2015)

NHL:

Brian Rafalski, retired – donated $2,500 to Ted Cruz campaign; November 2015
 

Media:

Curt Schilling, ESPN – donated $1,000 to Ben Carson campaign (four different $250 donations) between 2015 & 2016
Jim Nantz, CBS – donated $2,700 to Jeb Bush campaign; August 2015
Chris Singleton, ESPN – donated $250 to Ben Carson campaign; March 2015
Chris Spielman, Fox Sports – donated $500 to Marco Rubio campaign; September 2015
Jason Williams, ESPN – donated $2,700 to Hillary Clinton campaign; July 2015
Lesley Visser, CBS – donated $2,700 to Hillary Clinton campaign; April & May 2015
 

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