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Jaguars owner: Trump 'trying to soil' NFL after failing to purchase club

Kirby Lee / USA TODAY Sports

Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan believes there's a hidden agenda behind President Donald Trump's perceived war against the NFL.

Khan believes that Trump, who once unsuccessfully tried to purchase the Buffalo Bills, feels jilted by the league and is trying to attack it to avenge a personal vendetta.

"This is a very personal issue with him," Khan told Jarrett Bell of USA TODAY Sports.

"He's been elected president, where maybe a great goal he had in life to own an NFL team is not very likely," Khan added. "So to make it tougher, or to hurt the league, it's very calculated."

Khan also blasted Trump for his domestic and foreign policies that he believes discriminate against Muslims and Jews - an issue that reaches well beyond the realm of football.

"Let's get real," Khan said. "The attacks on Muslims, the attacks on minorities, the attacks on Jews. I think the NFL doesn’t even come close to that on the level of being offensive. Here, it’s about money, or messing with - trying to soil a league or a brand that he’s jealous of."

Khan donated $1 million to Trump's inauguration fund but it appears he may harbor some regret about that decision.

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