Senate Minority Whip Kevin O’Toole (R-Cedar Grove) says he ready for New Jersey to get tough with professional sports teams that don’t show their state pride, and slammed the Nets for their decision to remove “NJ” from their team uniforms while on the road. “New Jersey’s professional sports teams, the Nets, Jets and Giants, have no problem feeding at the taxpayer funded trough, yet seem to forget who their benefactors are when they order the teams’ uniforms,” O’Toole said. “The taxpayers of this state have poured hundreds of millions of dollars into infrastructure upgrades in the Meadowlands where all the teams play their home games. Is it too much to ask that professional sports teams that benefit from the support of the New Jersey taxpayer recognize the state on their uniforms?
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