The public often wants athletes and coaches to stay out of politics. But many sports figures are Americans, too, and in this highly contentious campaign, they're weighing in with endorsements and donations for Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump.
The top sports donor to the Clinton campaign is Edward Glazer, co-owner of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, with a $5,400 contribution.
While Trump has received some money and many endorsements from high-profile sports figures, Clinton dominated the number of donations from people in sports, according to a CBS Sports analysis of data at opensecrets.org. In that sense, sports reflects society. As of Aug. 31, Clinton had raised a total of $530 million compared to $210 million by Trump.
Some NFL locker rooms are so divided over the election that at least one coach insisted there be no more player discussions about Trump while on team property, according to Bleacher Report. Meanwhile, NFL owners, who traditionally lean Republican, are virtually nowhere to be found on Trump's donation lists.
Four years ago, I found 11 professional sports owners who donated money to Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. Only one of those same those 11 also gave to Trump in 2016: Houston Texans owner and Republican super donor Bob McNair ($254,600).
The vast majority of McNair's massive figure was two donations to two joint fundraising committees that sent the proceeds to Trump's campaign, according to citizensforethics.org. McNair has donated $5.9 million to various candidates and entities in the 2016 election cycle.
At least two more NFL owners gave to Trump: the New York Jets' Woody Johnson ($100,000), who was Jeb Bush's national finance chairman in the primaries, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Edward Glazer ($55,400). Glazer also gave $5,400 to Clinton.
Clinton has donations from some high-profile sports names, including boxing legend Muhammad Ali (prior to his death), Hall of Famers Magic Johnson and Hank Aaron, ex-New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez, tennis legend Billie Jean King and Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin.
Trump landed endorsements from names such as golf icon Jack Nicklaus, ex-Indiana basketball coach Bob Knight, former boxer Mike Tyson, ex-Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka and ex-NBA stars Dennis Rodman and Latrell Sprewell.
|Hillary Clinton donor||Donation||Donald Trump donor||Donation|
|Edward Glazer, Buccaneers co-owner||$5,400||Bob McNair, Texans owner||$254,600|
|Sammy Sosa, ex-Cubs OF||$5,400||Woody Johnson, N.Y. Jets owner||$100,000|
|Jason Kidd, Bucks coach||$5,200||Red McCombs, ex-Vikings owner||$5,400|
|Billy King, ex-Nets GM||$5,200||Robert McNair, Texans owner||$5,400|
|Muhammad Ali, ex-boxer (prior to death)||$2,700||Gene Michael, ex-Yankees manager/GM||$800|
|Magic Johnson, Lakers HOFer||$2,700||Richie Incognito, Bills OL||$500|
|Alex Rodriguez, ex-Yankees 3B||$2,700||Dan Jenkins, sportswriter||$400|
|Mike Tomlin, Steelers coach||$2,700||Curt Schilling, ex-Red Sox pitcher||$250|
|Billie Jean King, tennis legend||$2,700||Vince Dooley, ex-Georgia HOF coach||$250|
|Franco Harris, ex-Steelers RB||$2,700||Davey Johnson, ex-Mets manager||$240|
|Tom Werner, Red Sox chairman||$2,700||Matt Boland, NBA referee||$154|
|Sam Kennedy, Red Sox president||$2,700||Woody Johnson, N.Y. Jets owner||$100|
|Jagger Rusconi, Red Sox prospect||$2,700||Randy Cross, ex-49ers OL||$80|
|Calvin Pryor, N.Y. Jets S||$2,700||Paul Sparling, Bengals trainer||$80|
|Mike D'Antoni, Rockets coach||$2,700||Marcel Lachemann, ex-Angels manager||$40|
|Steve Tisch, N.Y. Giants co-owner||$2,700||Brady Miller, race car driver||$28|
|Jeffrey Lurie, Eagles owner||$2,700||Adam Jahn, Columbus Crew player||$25|
|Donald Remy, NCAA chief legal counsel||$2,700|
|Grant Hill, ex-NBA player||$2,700|
|Adam Silver, NBA commissioner||$2,700|
|Jason Collins, ex-NBA player||$2,700|
|Tony Gonzalez, ex-Chiefs TE||$2,700|
|Jay Williams, ex-Duke player||$2,700|
|Kevin Plank, Under Armour CEO||$2,700|
|Rolando Blackman, ex-NBA player||$2,700|
|David Morehouse, Penguins CEO||$2,700|
|Hank Aaron, Braves HOFer||$2,300|
|Dikembe Mutombo, ex-NBA HOFer||$2,161|
|Michelle Kwan, ex-figure skater||$2,083|
|Lin Dunn, women's basketball HOFer||$2,055|
|Jonas Gray, ex-NFL RB||$1,154|
|Jeffrey Kessler, sports attorney||$1,000|
|Lou Holtz, ex-Notre Dame HOF coach||$1,000|
|Ben Olsen, D.C. United coach||$1,000|
|Rory Babich, Florida Panthers CEO||$1,000|
|Martin Mayhew, ex-Lions GM||$1,000|
|Joel Bitonio, Browns OL||$1,000|
|John Greco, Browns OL||$1,000|
|Chamique Holdsclaw, ex-WNBA player||$536|
|Jon Miller, S.F. Giants announcer||$500|
|Doug Williams, ex-NFL QB||$350|
|Dale Scott, MLB umpire||$72|