FILE - In this March 25, 2015, file photo, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell addresses the media at a news conference at the NFL Annual Meeting in Phoenix. The National Football League is giving up its tax-exempt status. In a letter to team owners, Commissioner Roger Goodell said the league office and its management council will file tax returns as taxable entities for the 2015 fiscal year. Goodell says the NFL has been tax-exempt since 1942, though all 32 teams pay taxes on their income. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

NFL relinquishing tax-exempt status

The National Football League is giving up its tax-exempt status, which Commissioner Roger Goodell called a “distraction.”

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Mom slaps son taking part in Baltimore riots

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“You had one mother who grabbed her child, who had a hood on his head, and she started smacking him on the head because she was so embarrassed,” Commissioner Anthony W. Batts said. “I wish I had more parents that took charge of their kids out there.”

A police vehicle burns Monday, April 27, 2015, during unrest following the funeral of Freddie Gray in Baltimore. Gray died after suffering a spinal cord injury while in police custody. (AP Photo/Jerry Jackson/The Baltimore Sun)

Photos: Baltimore Riots

Baltimore Police Officers were injured in violent clashes with demonstrators after the funeral of Freddie Gray. Gray died from spinal cord injury suffered while in police custody.