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Pro athletes target of D.C. 'jock tax'

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Council member Jack Evans introduced a bill Tuesday to collect taxes from professional athletes who earn money in the District, but live outside the city.

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Considered a common but controversial practice, Evans says the District could gain as much as $5 million each year from the tax, according to the Washington Times, who first reported the story.

The Redskins wouldn't be affected, reports ABC7's Sam Ford, but all of the other local professional teams would. Players who live in the District would be exempt from the proposed jock tax, according to the Times.

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