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Roddy White thinks Roger Goodell is overpaid

Posted on: February 14, 2012 4:24 pm
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Roddy's not a huge fan of Roger Goodell's salary. (Getty Images)
By Will Brinson

In discussing a reported "doubling" of Roger Goodell's salary on Monday, we made mention of Falcons receiver Roddy White's response to the news on Twitter: he wasn't too thrilled about Goodell getting a raise.

Or, more specifically, he thought Goodell was overpaid. (Consider yourself [sic]'d until further notice.)

"How in the hell can u pay a man this much money that cant run tackle or catch," White tweeted when hearing the news of Goodell's salary bump. "Roger Goodell is getting over never seen anything like it 20 million for looking over the league with tremendous help I guess the NFL is banking. The NFL is not a company it's a nonprofit organization that makes a lot of profit.

"Ok i am done."

But White wasn't done because, as often happens on Twitter, people responded to him. Someone said that Goodell's "job allows [White] to make money." White took umbrage with that.

"Thats the stupidest thing i have ever heard the players make this league dont ever forget that," White tweeted in response. "My god given talents feed me not him."

Goodell might not pay White's salary, but he is in charge of making the NFL increase its revenue stream, which does put money in White's pocket, albeit in an indirect way. And besides, if you'll recall our post on Goodell's salary bump, we actually quoted the guy who does pay White's salary: Falcons owner Arthur Blank.

Blank heads up the NFL's Compensation Committee and, thusly, is the guy who ultimately pays both Goodell and White. So perhaps Roddy should just have a chat with his bossman about Goodell's salary instead of broadcasting his business beliefs on Twitter.

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Since: Feb 15, 2012
Posted on: February 15, 2012 8:28 am
 

Roddy White thinks Roger Goodell is overpaid

Last I checked, we live in a capitalistic society. Do I think it's outrageous that people are being paid millions of dollars to throw, catch, kick, snap, and/or run with a football? Absolutely! Are fans willing to pay for it? Yes. Don't like it? Don't go. I can't afford to go anymore. Probably because Roddy is making half of what Goodell does.



Since: Jan 2, 2012
Posted on: February 15, 2012 8:26 am
 

Roddy White thinks Roger Goodell is overpaid

Boy, Roddy White is one IGNORANT S.O.B.  I always assumed him to be stupid, and then he opens his mouth and removes any doubt.  He plays in a league that is run by Goodell, and where he is GROSSLY overpaid.  Everybody affiliated with the NFL should be EXTREMELY silent on the topic of salaries... The public might just catch on if the idiots keep talking about one of their own being overpaid!! They are all overpaid!  Shut up, Roddy, and quit dropping crucial passes.   



Since: Aug 25, 2006
Posted on: February 15, 2012 8:21 am
 

Roddy White thinks Roger Goodell is overpaid

the fans make the league not the players.  ill also wager that goodell's job is a lot harder than white's.  roddy gets to go play a kids game and makes millions, goodell actually has to know how to read.



Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: February 15, 2012 7:55 am
 

Roddy White thinks Roger Goodell is overpaid

It's funny when a rich guy criticizes another rich guy about having too much money, REALLY?? News flash... you are ALL overpaid.



Since: Sep 4, 2010
Posted on: February 15, 2012 7:53 am
 

Roddy White thinks Roger Goodell is overpaid

Oh, so this is where the player fines are going!!  ;)



Since: Dec 12, 2010
Posted on: February 15, 2012 7:52 am
 

Roddy White thinks Roger Goodell is overpaid

Dude are you serious. You make millions to do what you dont critcize anyone else.



Since: May 15, 2009
Posted on: February 15, 2012 7:41 am
 

Roddy White thinks Roger Goodell is overpaid

I like cjscore's comment (league leader in dropped passes).  Roddy, all professional athletes are way overpaid.  How many scientists, doctors and other professions that actually make a difference in the world get that kind of money?  Actors are the same as athletes...overpaid.  Most movies are CGI anyway.  Sure, they work hard, but the world would not stop without them.  Roddy, keep dropping passes, cuz Im a Lions fan



Since: Jul 24, 2009
Posted on: February 15, 2012 7:38 am
 

Roddy White thinks Roger Goodell is overpaid

Is Roddy kidding.  A professional athlete actually saying someone is overpaid.  He gets paid millions to run and catch a ball and he has the balls to say anyone is overpaid.  Take a look in the mirror, Roddy.  What do you actually bring to society as a football player.



Since: Sep 4, 2011
Posted on: February 15, 2012 7:34 am
 

Roddy White thinks Roger Goodell is overpaid

I'm not a fan of Godell, but I can go to any high school with a team and find 40 guys that catch, run and tackle, but I'd be hard pressed to find one that can run a billion dollar operation successfully. Godell makes more money for the league, while White brings in chicken scratch compared to him. Put the phone down.



Since: Mar 16, 2011
Posted on: February 15, 2012 7:14 am
 

Roddy White thinks Roger Goodell is overpaid

And I thought I would hear this from a white player first.


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