Woody Johnson, owner of the New York Jets and a prominent fundraiser for Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, said in an interview with Bloomberg that he would rather see Mitt Romney win the election than witness the Jets having a winning season.
“Well, I think you always have to put country first,” Johnson said, stressing the importance of the election’s outcome for future generations.
Johnson purchased the Jets in 2000 for $635 million and has been working closely with Romney’s campaign since 2008.
In the interview, he also called his team’s 34-0 loss Sunday to the San Francisco 49ers “unacceptable.”
The Jets are currently 2-2 but have been making headlines with a quarterback controversy stemming from Tim Tebow’s decision to play a backup role to veteran Mark Sanchez.