The NFL wants to take a billion dollar cut from player’s salaries to offset construction costs for megastadium projects. Nation columnist Dave Zirin, author of Bad Sports: How Owners Are Ruining the Games We Love, appeared on the Dylan Ratigan Show to talk about the rationale behind this cut, and how players and fans both lose out when owners are not transparent about their real financial situation.

Zirin also recently wrote about serious injuries in football and how it will hurt players to extend the season by two more games. Check out his post here.

Braden Goyette