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Roger Goodell’s salary was almost $128 million last two years

Roger Goodell’s salary was almost $128 million last two years

Oct 30
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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell earned nearly $128 million over the last two years, mainly thanks to bonuses on lucrative media contracts worth more than $100 billion and a 10-year contract with the players association, according to Ken Belson of The New York Times

Goodell’s pay was debated among league owners this week, when it was learned that 90 percent of his salary came on bonuses alone.

In a shareholders’ meeting this week in Manhattan, a slide showing Goodell’s salary of $63.100 a year in 2019-20 and $69.975 a year in 2020-21 was displayed.

Goodell’s deal was harshly debated within the compensation committee after Dallas Cowboys’ owner Jerry Jones voiced his opposition to the new contract and threatened to sue the league.

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Some snippets: N.F.L. Commissioner Roger Goodell’s pay for the past two fiscal years totaled almost $128 million, bolstered by bonuses for helping the league’s owners clinch a new 10-year labor deal with the players and secure media contracts worth more than $100 billion over the next decade. The nine-figure combination of salary, bonuses and other benefits made Goodell one of the highest-paid executives in the country, and the disclosure of the deal comes at a time when he has been criticized for his handling of numerous thorny issues, including the investigation into widespread workplace harassment at the Washington Football Team. Goodell’s compensation was discussed at a two-day meeting of the league’s owners in Manhattan this week. During a session on Wednesday when only team owners were in attendance, a slide was shown listing the commissioner’s pay: $63,900,050 per year, or just under $128 million for the fiscal years 2019-20 and 2020-21. While Goodell is often criticized by the news media, fans, politicians and supporters of women’s rights, the league’s owners by and large support him, even as they quietly acknowledge that he is hardly the perfect leader for North America’s most successful professional sports league. His tenure as commissioner, which began in 2006, has been punctuated by controversies and self-inflicted problems, including his handling of cases involving domestic violence, bullying and players’ protesting police brutality and inequality during the national anthem. Goodell has also angered teams that he has penalized, most notably when he suspended star players like Tom Brady and Ezekiel Elliott. But owners understand that Goodell’s strengths help make them money, and that his institutional knowledge would be hard to replace. Several owners said in 2017 that Goodell had told them that he would step down after his current contract ends in 2024. He may be willing to stay beyond that date, according to some media reports. For years, Goodell’s compensation, along with that of other top league officials, was included in annual filings that had to be published because the league office (unlike the teams) was a tax-exempt organization. In 2015, the league dropped its decades-old tax-exempt status after critics, including some members of Congress, argued that the government was losing millions of dollars in potential revenue. As a result, the league no longer has to publicly disclose its tax returns, which included the salaries of its five highest-paid executives. Major League Baseball took a similar step several years before the N.F.L. By and large, awkward questions from the news media about the commissioner’s pay package disappeared.

  • Roger Goodell

    Roger Stokoe Goodell is an American businessman who is currently the Commissioner of the National Football League . On August 8, 2006,

  • Washington Football Team

    The Washington Football Team is a professional American football team based in the Washington metropolitan area. Formerly known as the Washington Redskins,

  • Jerry Jones

    Jerral Wayne "Jerry" Jones is an American billionaire businessman and has been the owner, president, and general manager of the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League since 1989.