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Report: Goodell's salary to 'double' up to $20M

Posted on: February 13, 2012 1:34 pm
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A $20 million/year smile? (Getty Images)
By Will Brinson

Roger Goodell recently received a five-year contract extension from the NFL, and according to a report, his salary will "double" up to $20 million annually by the end of the deal.

That news comes from Daniel Kaplan of the Sports Business Journal, who also reports that Arthur Blank, Falcons owner and head of the NFL's compensation committee, said Goodell's new deal will "bring Goodell in line [financially] with other top sports commissioners."

“If you compare [Goodell] to any of the other commissioners in other sports, we think he would rank very high in that group, and he needs to be compensated on that basis,” Blank said at the Super Bowl.

MLB commissioner Bud Selig made $18.35 million in 2007, per Kaplan, and has since received two contract extensions. It is a logical assumption that Selig is paid more than $20 million annually at this point.

Goodell received $9.89 million in base salary according to federal tax returns filed by the NFL last year. Though we won't know the actual number of Goodell's new base salary until the next time the NFL files its tax returns (which could be as early as Wednesday), it stands to reason that Goodell will see a significant bump in his base, given that he received the extension just a few weeks ago.

And while the response from NFL players on Twitter -- Falcons wide receiver Roddy White wondered "How in the hell can [you] pay a man this much money that cant run tackle or catch" -- hasn't been ideal, it's difficult to get too angry at what Goodell's bringing in.

The NFL successfully navigated a potentially brutal lockout, came away with new television deals and is poised to continue growing exponentially between now and the end of Goodell's newest contract.



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Comments

Since: Aug 14, 2006
Posted on: February 14, 2012 8:47 am
 

Report: Goodell's salary to 'double' up to $20M

Gosh darn it!!!  HE needs fired!  not given a raise!



Since: Oct 30, 2007
Posted on: February 14, 2012 8:23 am
 

Report: Goodell's salary to 'double' up to $20M

1.6 Mil per month doesnt go as far as it used to. At least his salary is subsidised by fines to steelers players.



Since: Jun 22, 2010
Posted on: February 14, 2012 8:22 am
 

Report: Goodell's salary to 'double' up to $20M

NFL's still growing...He's the man in charge...He gets the fundage...



Since: Jul 2, 2009
Posted on: February 14, 2012 8:18 am
 

Report: Goodell's salary to 'double' up to $20M

Good job rogey boy.  Just keep fining everyone week in and week out.  Heres your biscuit for being a good boy. 



Since: Mar 16, 2011
Posted on: February 14, 2012 7:58 am
 

Report: Goodell's salary to 'double' up to $20M

Disgusting. I almost can't stand anything about sports anymore. Nobody loves any game anymore. It's all about $.



Since: Jan 5, 2012
Posted on: February 14, 2012 7:47 am
 

Report: Goodell's salary to 'double' up to $20M

ridicoulous!



Since: Jan 25, 2012
Posted on: February 14, 2012 3:22 am
 

Report: Goodell's salary to 'double' up to $20M

$20 million dollars to oversee the NFL, where are the applications.  Seriously, the teams have salary caps why doesnt the commissioner have a salary cap? That is an absurd amount of money to make in one year. Goodell think of all the starving and homeless people out there that lost everything because of the economy, yet the NFL is paying a man who doesnt even play and entertain people $20 million. WOW this country can be sad and ridiculous at times. Shaking my head.



Since: Jan 17, 2012
Posted on: February 14, 2012 1:48 am
 

Report: Goodell's salary to 'double' up to $20M

the punks coming out of college !  


All I can say about that sentence is wow.....just wow.  Social disconnect is now in force for redwings 1969.  



There was a time when FOOTBALL catered to the fan, Now, the fan is irrelevant to the business and the game.     
 



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: February 14, 2012 12:27 am
 

Report: Goodell's salary to 'double' up to $20M

2  Your not allowed to hit hard no more

All I have to say about that sentence is wow... just wow.

3  Suspending a college player after being drafted into the nfl. Imagine if your new  suspended you for getting in trouble at a  college party.  Another clueless move by Goodell. Govern the NFL not the NCaa He over step his boundaries. 

That's not quite how it went down.  The college player you're talking about got into trouble and suspended by the NCAA.  Only after his suspension did he decide to turn pro.  The NFL had to set a precedent, they had to let the punks coming out of college that if they screw up and try to run from the NCAA they run into another brick wall.
 



Since: Sep 30, 2011
Posted on: February 13, 2012 11:43 pm
 

Report: Goodell's salary to 'double' up to $20M

Whether it's the players, coaches, commissioner's or anyone else involved in the sport........it is all the same, it is about the money.  When the day is done it is a business and the games are the product and everyone is out to get as big of a piece of the pie as possible.  The players kick, scream and bitch about how much they do or do not make; the only difference with Goodell is that he does not publicly bitch, whine or complain about his money.  In the end, everyone is way overpaid.


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