Russell Wilson had a tumultuous 2022 season, and the bad vibes are continuing in the offseason when a report came out about the charity started by Russell Wilson and Ciara.
An investigation by USA Today “found that Wilson’s organization reported it spent almost $600,000 — or just 24.3 cents of every dollar — on charitable activities in 2020 and 2021 combined and nearly twice as much, $1.1 million, on salaries and employee benefits in that span, according to federal tax records.”
Those salaries and benefits also include more than $200K a year for an executive who also worked for Ciara and Russell Wilson’s family office.
The Russell Wilson Foundation, doing business as the Why Not You Foundation, was established in 2014. His nonprofit work was cited by the NFL when Wilson received the 2020 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year award, the league’s most prestigious honor.
Back in 2020, the Why Not You Foundation reported $838,000 in revenue and $1.2 million in expenses, including $257,000 on program services, meaning just 21.3 cents of every dollar spent went to charitable activities, the investigation added.
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The nonprofit spent more than twice as much on salaries and employee benefits.
We can only wonder if Wilson and Ciara will speak out about this investigation.
In his 15 starts last year, Wilson recorded 3,524 yards, 16 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions. His numbers and overall play on the field are expected to be much better after the team traded for head coach Sean Payton.
The Broncos moved on from Hackett after going 4–11 through 15 weeks and went on to finish 5–12 and out of the playoff picture for a seventh straight year.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.