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Ray Edwards questions Goodell's salary

Minnesota Vikings defensive end Ray Edwards is one of the 200-plus players who won’t be unrestricted free agents as the NFL heads into an uncapped year in 2010, and he’s not happy that restricted free agency will severely limit how much money he can make this year.

And he’s especially unhappy that he’s going to make a whole lot less than NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

I don’t see him out there getting hit or nothing like that,” Edwards told Judd Zulgad of the Star Tribune. “The commissioner makes $9 million, so you tell me where the balance is? He doesn’t put his life on the line, he pushes a pen.”

As Matt Snyder of FanHouse pointed out, Goodell is the NFL’s top management employee, while Edwards is nowhere near the NFL’s top labor employee, so if Edwards is comparing himself with Goodell, he’s a bit off base. Also, we hate to break it to Edwards, but Goodell actually made closer to $10 million in the last fiscal year.

But Edwards’ frustration is hardly surprising. As the NFL heads into the uncapped year, he’s one of 200-plus players who is sure to be frustrated.

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  1. Poo Flinging Monkey says: Feb 16, 2010 11:56 AM

    Ray has got a lot to learn about how the business world works. The employees never make more than top level management. Derrrrrr!

  2. tudefit says: Feb 16, 2010 11:57 AM

    OK – So are the players going to start trying to make us fans feel bad for them because their millions might be a few millions less but still in the millions? Cause it ain’t gonna work!!!

  3. PackerFanTastic says: Feb 16, 2010 12:02 PM

    “He doesn’t put his life on the line” Get serious Ray. You don’t put your life on the line either. The American soldiers are the ones who put their life on the line. You are nothing more than an entertainer who makes a lot more money than the fans who make your salary possible.

  4. HRVA DBAG says: Feb 16, 2010 12:03 PM

    Then why doesn’t Ray Edwards go pump gas for a living then if the compensation is so bad.

  5. JpBirdman says: Feb 16, 2010 12:06 PM

    So, a guy playing on a line with 3 other All-Pros has one good game in his life and that gives him the entitlement to speak out like this like he’s good?

  6. GBP says: Feb 16, 2010 12:06 PM

    Is Ray Edwards bitchin again? Man, I bet I Ray knew Goodell was making that much money, he would have laid him out.

  7. coz says: Feb 16, 2010 12:11 PM

    the players want to make more than the owners, and people put their life on the line playing this game for free that doenst justify your big athlete salary gtfo

  8. RaiderJim says: Feb 16, 2010 12:11 PM

    Hey Moron. You don’t put your life on the line either. Police office, firefighters, and our military do, so would you feel better if they complained about your salary and said “He doesn’t put his life on the line, he plays a game?”

  9. GoBrowns19 says: Feb 16, 2010 12:12 PM

    I have $40 for the rest of the week…I sure hope I don’t need gasoline or something or I wont be able to eat.

  10. SpartaChris says: Feb 16, 2010 12:12 PM

    Let’s see- There’s 64 starting defensive ends in the league, but only one commissioner. Simple supply and demand.
    Sounds like Ray Edwards needs a business 101 class.

  11. Zaggs says: Feb 16, 2010 12:13 PM

    Edwards also is only responsible at best for 1 team, Goodell has 32 to worry about.

  12. GobiasINC_1 says: Feb 16, 2010 12:13 PM

    My God, would Ray Edwards just shut up? He comes across as the dumbest football player to ever speak to the media.

  13. swede700 says: Feb 16, 2010 12:17 PM

    As a Vikings fan myself, I’m used to Ray Edwards’ ignorance. The guy needs to learn how to respect others, otherwise he’ll never receive any of his own. Roger Goodell worked his way to the top and for Ray Edwards to disrespect him is ignorance at its’ highest level. Thankfully, he’s not an elite DE, otherwise, we’d never hear the end of it…as it is, this will be a footnote in the newspapers and then it will be gone.

  14. GB3Pack4 says: Feb 16, 2010 12:17 PM

    Unless the Vikings want to see themselves the butt of even MORE jokes all offseason & beyond, they’d better start muzzling this inconsistent performer who had a (mostly) great single season.
    Whether Edwards agrees or disagrees with Goodell’s decisions, he has to at least PRETEND to respect the man FOR WHOM HE WORKS, at least as long as he works for him.
    The reason he’s out there “putting his life on the line”(please!) in the first place is BECAUSE HE MAKES SO MUCH MONEY DOING IT. Nobody’s forcing him, you don’t like the job, get out of it. And it’s the pen-pushing of Roger Goodell and others like him that enable the League – that currently employs – AND PAYS – Mr. Edwards – to exist in the first place.
    I’d write more but I’m still reeling from the stupidity of Edwards’ LAST mike-mouthing, i.e., he’d had come to Favre’s defense but Gee Whiz! he didn’t know it was happening because he never watches the offense! Like the auditioning actor who only reads the section of the play that contains his lines – just STUPID!

  15. gopher says: Feb 16, 2010 12:18 PM

    Ray Edwards needs to shut his mouth, he has no idea what he is talking about and him going to war is insane.

  16. RichieBugs83 says: Feb 16, 2010 12:19 PM

    Ray Edwards=Really really dumb guy. It really isn’t even worth our efforts to think of witty insults to throw at him. What a turd.

  17. GB3Pack4 says: Feb 16, 2010 12:21 PM

    To GobiasINC_1:
    Hi – I think there’s an awful lot of competition out there for the title you’re giving RE – nevertheless I agree he’s certainly one of the top contenders! (And I truly enjoyed your first sentence – best, most succinct comment on the board – later -

  18. GB3Pack4 says: Feb 16, 2010 12:22 PM

    PackerFanTastic – also a great comment!

  19. BengalsDouche2 says: Feb 16, 2010 12:22 PM

    Ahh Ray you’re killing me man. You make a lot more money than us guys you grew up with. Chill out man and be happy that you’re blessed with the talent you have and are able to live the life you live.

  20. Indyeagle says: Feb 16, 2010 12:22 PM

    Is Edwards really this dumb?

  21. Vikingbill1 says: Feb 16, 2010 12:24 PM

    To play devils advocate for a second. Yes, the soldiers are the ones that put their life on the line daily and bless them for that. One of my best friends is in Afghanistan right now. However, there are a few former NFL players that probably would rather be dead than not have the ability to walk. There are also a few of them that are half retarded because of the beating they took. While hes being an idiot for opening his mouth, and Goodell can make his life a living hell, he does have a certain point…

  22. Cranbo says: Feb 16, 2010 12:24 PM

    If he doesn’t like it he needs to speak to his Union Rep.
    Oh that’s right they’re busy crying about “open the books” instead of working out a deal with the people who own the league.

  23. Colt's McCoy says: Feb 16, 2010 12:25 PM

    Ray Edwards is a nobody. 90% of NFL fans had no clue who he was until the Cowboys game. All of a sudden he has a voice?

  24. Ralph Gre Nader says: Feb 16, 2010 12:27 PM

    At first glance I thought “Ray makes alot of sense here” and then some random guy smacked me in the face with a fresh Tuna fish and I realized “Ray is a giant idiot.”
    Hey Ray, number 1, don’t ever say you’re putting your life on the line. Its disingenuous and obnoxious. You aren’t some kind of hero. Enlist in the armed forces and then when live rounds are zipping past your head then you can say you’re putting your life on the line. And if you dont like the idea of bullets maybe try running into a burning building just to rescue someone who’s life is ACTUALLY on the line. Number 2, Roger Goodell doesn’t play DE because he can’t just like you don’t run the league because you don’t have a degree in economics because you’re not smart(this is evidenced by the fact that YOU CALLED OUT YOUR BOSS!). You’re only worth what you can negotiate and since youre an average, at best, defensive lineman that’s how you’ll get paid.
    In other words(pardon my french) quit being a little bitch.

  25. Seeryer says: Feb 16, 2010 12:29 PM

    Goodell has a job that anyone could do. Ray Edwards has a job only a certain few in the world could do. Maybe that was his point.

  26. RichieBugs83 says: Feb 16, 2010 12:30 PM

    I made around $35K a year each of the three and a half years I spent serving in combat in an Infantry unit Ray, so keep in mind that people who ACTUALLY put their life on the line will hear/read the borderline retarded things you say. You are a laborer and he’s the CEO, you’ll be a memory in five years and he’ll still be running a multi-billion dollar conglomerate. Shhh.

  27. WarrenMoonGOAT says: Feb 16, 2010 12:30 PM

    Indyeagle says:
    February 16, 2010 12:22 PM
    Is Edwards really this dumb?
    yes

  28. Babysitme says: Feb 16, 2010 12:30 PM

    We all put our “life on the line” everyday when we commute to work.
    Since the players have a much shorter career-life, the comparisons being made here are inaccurate.
    Ray is right to complain about how much the NFL executives are paying themselves. There are many qualified candidates that would work for 1/10 as much.

  29. luciano11 says: Feb 16, 2010 12:31 PM

    Oh yea, I have the same problem, I have to make 6 mil this year because my boss decided that I can have 12 next year, that sucks, but hey my family will struggle thru it for another year

  30. slipkid says: Feb 16, 2010 12:33 PM

    it would be funny to watch him make less $ as a free agent.

  31. DCViking says: Feb 16, 2010 12:37 PM

    First, Ray needs to keep playing and be quiet.
    I do find it humourous that people get so worked up over comments made by professional athletes about all kinds of different topics — regardless if they have any background or actual knowledge about how things work.
    Ray is frustrated he won’t get a chance at free agency and big money — who wouldn’t be in his position. It’s understandable. He’s one knee injury away from becoming irrelevant by NFL standards.
    But as his comments indicate, he isn’t an expert on labor / management issues. Like many in the NFL, just because he went to college doesn’t mean he learned anything or has an understanding of this complex issue.
    Next thing you know some defensive end will address the Wisconsin State legislature and try to explain how God gave different ethics groups different abilities and skills to live and compete economically. Now that would be stupid…

  32. TheBigTuna2 says: Feb 16, 2010 12:40 PM

    What an idiot. Goodell should fine Ray Edwards for that comment. Bahahahahaha

  33. jamaltimore says: Feb 16, 2010 12:41 PM

    If I knew who ray edwards was maybe I would care about his comments? Goodall leads a billion dollar franchise while Ray leads a head full of fantasies.

  34. Chapnasty2 says: Feb 16, 2010 12:44 PM

    Hey Ray I feel your pain man. The CEO of my company makes several more million dollars than I do too. In fact I am sure he makes more than Goodell. It is a shame that some guys like me and you with minimum repsonibilities can’t get paid like the guy in charge of making sure the company doesn’t go under. The genius of professional athletes just gets better and better.

  35. Wiscdave says: Feb 16, 2010 12:47 PM

    Everyone, especially MDS, should read the article and put the comment about Goodell in context. Edwards was venting about how the rules suddenly changed because of the lack of a CBA. Rather than being a UFA after four years, he may have to wait another two years to hit the open market. Edwards is not happy with the NFL and he is not happy with the union. Yeah, he said that about Goodell, and it is off-base. But this posting is just sloppy reporting of a secondary source, with cherry-picking of comments to create a controversy.

  36. wdhart3 says: Feb 16, 2010 12:47 PM

    No, Edwards is dumber!

  37. Jim Bob says: Feb 16, 2010 12:48 PM

    Since the last time I checked, Brad Childress doesn’t get hit. I wonder if Mr. Edwards is going to come out and say that his boss his overpaid?

  38. CanadianVikingFan says: Feb 16, 2010 12:48 PM

    Goodell also has the ability to remove padding from helmets.. We all know how this guy turned the NFL into a prison camp with no-fun zone written on all the walls, so these guys even though I understand are frustrated should watch what they say about him, because he’ll find anyway to bring the hammer down on them. Look at how long he has been dragging out the Williams Wall case..

  39. indpa67 says: Feb 16, 2010 12:57 PM

    This is the type of mentality that is going to make it very difficult for the owners and players union to come up with a fair deal. They don’t understand how business works at all. As for the “pumping gas” comment…..He probably couldn’t do it, because at the end of the day he would wonder why he couldn’t keep the wad of cash that he collected for the day, since he was the guy who collected all of it. They got some beauties in Minnesota…buch of j-os.

  40. JagMania65 says: Feb 16, 2010 1:03 PM

    A reporter asked Babe Ruth about his salary, noting that he made more that year then the President of the United States. Ruth replied, “I had a better year!”
    Well Ray, Roger Goodell had a better year than you did…

  41. Accordngs says: Feb 16, 2010 1:05 PM

    This guys an idiot and is lucky to play in the NFL.
    Goodell is the CEO and big boss at one of the largest corporations and money producers in the world. Compare his salary to that of other CEO’s of fortune 500’s and its nothing. And the guy probably has 100x more responsibilities than the other companies CEO’s as well.
    The fact that he makes less than all the very good players is almost a joke itself. The players complain a lot but wouldn’t have any of the money or opportunities they currently do if it wasn’t for the leagues and teams. They market the NFL and have made it what it is, not the players.
    Such a joker.

  42. smashmouthd says: Feb 16, 2010 1:07 PM

    “He doesn’t put his life on the line, he pushes a pen”
    That would be impressive if it was coming from a Vet that had done a couple tours in Iraq talking about a Senator.
    But in the realm of football, it comes across as incredibly idiotic, and out of touch with reality.
    The more the players, and their rep Smith talk, the more I hope I am looking for something to do with my Sundays in 2011.

  43. bustabloodvessel says: Feb 16, 2010 1:14 PM

    As a Vikings fan, I wish Ray would shut up. I understand his point, but he isn’t coming across as the sharpest tool in the shed, just a tool. Just so you know, Goodell isn’t his boss, Ziggy Wilf is. Goodell is a walking suit elected to mediate the league. If he were his boss, he would be signing the checks of every NFL player. I agree with Vikingbill1. Any play has the potential to cripple or cause major brain damage to any players. Well, maybe not kickers. Just because someone says they put their lives on the line, doesn’t mean they think they get shot at, or compare themselves to the armed forces. All they mean is their livelyhoods are in jeapordy with each potential injury.

  44. JAG880 says: Feb 16, 2010 1:15 PM

    The players collectively bargained these last capped year rules. They’ve got no one to blame but themselves. Goodell wasn’t even around when this was negotiated. What does he, or his salary, have to do with anything.

  45. medic406 says: Feb 16, 2010 1:17 PM

    Ray,
    Don’t hate the player………

  46. JimmySmith says: Feb 16, 2010 1:19 PM

    True, Ray Edwards is a dumbass but the scary part is that he isn’t even the biggest dumbass on the team. No, that honor belongs to the swarmy head coach who thinks he is smarter than Bellicheat, don’t believe me? just ask him.
    Even worse, Edwards, in many ways, is representative of the team’s fan base, quick to open their mouths and say stupid things, nothing to back up their ridiculous claims, and boasts of how great they are but yet no championships (but plenty of excuses on why there are no championships, usually starts with blaming the refs)
    Maybe Ray should spend some time with his teammate McKinnie who has some experience pounding something into someone else’s head. (Unfortunately it’s not wisdom but a metal pipe) At least then, he would have excuse for sounding so stupid.

  47. jx4cmario1 says: Feb 16, 2010 1:23 PM

    PackerFanTastic says:
    February 16, 2010 12:02 PM
    “He doesn’t put his life on the line” Get serious Ray. You don’t put your life on the line either. The American soldiers are the ones who put their life on the line. You are nothing more than an entertainer who makes a lot more money than the fans who make your salary possible
    ——————————————
    Well said man, I’m a Vikes fan and this is embarassing.

  48. Display Name says: Feb 16, 2010 1:27 PM

    “I don’t see him out there getting hit or nothing like that,” Edwards told Judd Zulgad of the Star Tribune. “The commissioner makes $9 million, so you tell me where the balance is? He doesn’t put his life on the line, he pushes a pen.”
    =================================
    Putting his life on the line? Someone please hit Edwards over the head with a bat or something.
    There’s soldiers out there that make less than $25,000 per year that REALLY put their lives on the line and lose their lives for less than Edwards makes on one Sunday playing a freaking game.
    Fools like Edwards think that because they play a game they’re worth so much money. They try to call themselves “Soldiers” and “go to battle” on Sundays while real Soldiers go to REAL war and REALLY die in battle while getting paid beans.
    Ray Edwards, you’re an uneducated fool. Go run out in traffic during rush hour with your eyes closed and save some oxygen for those that will use it wisely.

  49. MrSalamander says: Feb 16, 2010 1:31 PM

    “Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.” – Abraham Lincoln
    Main Entry: Clown
    Pronunciation: \ˈklau̇n\
    Function: noun
    Etymology: probably of Low German origin; akin to Frisian klönne clumsy fellow, Old English clyne lump of metal
    Date: 1563
    3 a : a fool, jester, or comedian in an entertainment (as a play); specifically : a grotesquely dressed comedy performer in a circus b : a person who habitually jokes and plays the buffoon c : joker 1b
    Here’s an idea, overpaid clowns:
    Take your one good year (Or… one game?) and humbly accept the praises fans actually WANT to heap onto you – despite the disparity in OUR salaries vs. YOURS – then create your own legitimate opportunity by becoming a player we’ll remember for something other than stupid statements like these, then approach lining your already-ample pockets further. Should take about the same amount of time – the only difference being that this path requires you to actually perform for more than 15 minutes.
    Till then, from those of us who really do enjoy the privilege of taking a few hours off from our struggles, once a week, five months out of the year to watch you PLAY A GAME – Pretty please, with cherries on top, SHUT YOUR CAKEHOLES.

  50. This is not news says: Feb 16, 2010 1:35 PM

    # Wiscdave says: February 16, 2010 12:47 PM
    Everyone, especially MDS, should read the article and put the comment about Goodell in context. Edwards was venting about how the rules suddenly changed because of the lack of a CBA. Rather than being a UFA after four years, he may have to wait another two years to hit the open market. Edwards is not happy with the NFL and he is not happy with the union. Yeah, he said that about Goodell, and it is off-base. But this posting is just sloppy reporting of a secondary source, with cherry-picking of comments to create a controversy.
    __________________
    The sad thing is…this is true of almost every article on this site. It’s all geared to stir up comments, and thus eyeballs, and thus revenue.

  51. Tyler says: Feb 16, 2010 1:37 PM

    Ray Edwards might be an idiot, but Goodell should get at least 8 million a year less.

  52. DeathByPurple says: Feb 16, 2010 1:41 PM

    Sports sound bytes are the most cliched and trite expressions in the news today. If we took every idiot football player with a voice literally (and we do) then things like this would be stories, which they are. He is a player that is frustrated with what is a looming lockout and the uncertainty that comes with it. He just simply does not know how to express himself very well. I forgive him for that because not everyone that can blow up QB’s can score very high on their SATs.

  53. MaybeNextYear says: Feb 16, 2010 1:49 PM

    I agree with BengalsDouche2 @ 12:22 PM — well put.
    **********
    Seeryer says: February 16, 2010 12:29 PM
    Goodell has a job that anyone could do. Ray Edwards has a job only a certain few in the world could do. Maybe that was his point.
    Goodell has a job anyone could do? Are you kidding me? You’ve obviously never spent any time around the types of people that rise to the level of Goodell (i.e. CEO type positions with major business enterprises). Most — though definitely not all — are incredibly intelligent and possess rare vision and drive. Regardless of your views on their compensation, their jobs are not jobs that “anyone could do.”

  54. topcide says: Feb 16, 2010 1:49 PM

    Vikingbill1 says:
    February 16, 2010 12:24 PM
    To play devils advocate for a second. Yes, the soldiers are the ones that put their life on the line daily and bless them for that. One of my best friends is in Afghanistan right now. However, there are a few former NFL players that probably would rather be dead than not have the ability to walk. There are also a few of them that are half retarded because of the beating they took. While hes being an idiot for opening his mouth, and Goodell can make his life a living hell, he does have a certain point…
    ————————————————-
    Look I have sympathy for a NFL player that gets hurt or has heath issues later in life. But with that being said, if they didn’t want to get hurt playing football for millions of dollars, they had the same oppertunity to earn the same degree I did when they were going to school tuition free.
    I welcome them the oppertunity to give up playing a game making millions, to come work with me making thousands.

  55. NoRingsForYou says: Feb 16, 2010 1:52 PM

    Typical whiney Viking. Again….that’s why we continue to say “No rings for you!”

  56. TheDPR says: Feb 16, 2010 1:53 PM

    “There are also a few of them that are half retarded because of the beating they took”
    I think it’s a safe bet that most of those guys were ‘half retarded’ before they played a single down in the NFL.

  57. stadanko says: Feb 16, 2010 2:05 PM

    If Ray knew Goodell made that much money he probably would have played harder in the NFC Championship.

  58. Chickenfoot says: Feb 16, 2010 2:20 PM

    What is even more funny that what Ray said is that you tools expect these players to be bastions of knowledge. Have you been living under a rock for the last 70 years?
    At the 1st sign of athletic talent, these people are treated differently. Then you expect them to have a clue about the “real world”?
    Who looks dumber in this situation?

  59. purpleguy says: Feb 16, 2010 2:26 PM

    Ray’s a dope, but you’ve got to review the comments in the whole context of the Q&A in the original article. However, I realize that probably requires too much work, too much time, and the reading of too many words for the Pack fans putting in their two cents worth above.

  60. RayDaMayor says: Feb 16, 2010 2:31 PM

    Cue up Pervy Harvin’s dumbass comments forthcoming……>>>>
    Hey Pervy, Saints won the Super Bowl.

  61. .VoxVeritas says: Feb 16, 2010 2:57 PM

    “Goodell has a job that anyone could do. Ray Edwards has a job only a certain few in the world could do. Maybe that was his point.”
    That’s not a point. Anybody could be commissioner like anybody could play DE. The question is how good anyone else could do at these job. Since Ray Edwards probably can’t read or write but Goodell can walk and presumeably run, I think that Goodell could be a better DE than Edwards would be as commish.

  62. rsa says: Feb 16, 2010 3:01 PM

    How much did Gene Upshaw rake in as the head of Ray’s union? Six-seven mil?
    Sheesh.

  63. Floyd the Barber says: Feb 16, 2010 3:34 PM

    Goodell IS overpaid.
    I’m surprised it’s not a bigger story. A $10 million dollar salary (with his lieutenants making several million) – and then crying poor mouth at the negotiating table.

  64. Peyton Gump says: Feb 16, 2010 3:34 PM

    Goodell IS overpaid….maybe that’s the going rate for a commish, but I contend Goodell is a poor commish…..
    ….as for Edwards, I like him to see what the head of the players union makes, I’ll bet that too is more than he makes….

  65. willmose says: Feb 16, 2010 3:38 PM

    The problem with the NFL players is that they get a decent course in economics. The idea that being a restricted free agent in an uncapped year limits his compensation is just plain silly. Sportwriters/bloggers have an excuse as they don’t pretend to have degrees and have to drink the kool-aid that yo-yos at Goodell’s office put out or lose their sources. Boys and girls, 2010 is uncapped, teams can spend whatever they want to. Yes, the NFL owners will collude and keep the prices down, but it the long run triple damages of actual damages of 2 or 3 billion ought to keep the players happy. Why would the ability to match an offer keep the price down? In a free market, it makes the price rise.

  66. reddog9 says: Feb 16, 2010 3:41 PM

    Ray – Why don’t you and your union buddies just sign the deal the NFL is offering and you can be a free agent! There is a difference between management and labor you fool…….
    Upshaw made at least $6M per year his last few years……..why don’t you whine about that Ray?

  67. Abe71 says: Feb 16, 2010 3:48 PM

    Smart people use their brains to make loads of money while others not that bright use their bodies. Ray Edwards needs to thank God someone thought he can play football or else he’d be on the unemployment line like the rest of the nation….some people just need to know when to STFU.

  68. SFrancis1680 says: Feb 16, 2010 4:10 PM

    Goddell is OVERPAID,…you think IF the NFL Owners are struggling that they opted out of their agreement with the players, maybe Comissioner Gordon could get by on a salary of $1million a year??? …at least until they come to a labor agreement???

  69. TheBaySay says: Feb 16, 2010 4:17 PM

    Goodell pushes a pen and like most CEOs cares very little about his employees. But he can speak well enough to avoid saying something like “I don’t see him out there getting hit or nothing like that.” I guess that’s worth something. And I can’t get too worked up about his salary in a country where people at AIG etc. who move numbers back and forth on computer screens get paid even more. Edwards is like the NBA players who think a typical American makes $100,000. You’re livin’ the dream, Raymond. Try to appreciate it a little bit more.

  70. sven_ftw says: Feb 16, 2010 4:37 PM

    ray’s not the sharpest tool in the shed, but he’s definitely a solid starter in the nfl who will more than likely notch a pro bowl or two before he retires.

  71. graybeard says: Feb 16, 2010 5:46 PM

    Ray must have gone to the Bryant McKinnie school of stupidity…

  72. FordPSD60 says: Feb 16, 2010 5:50 PM

    Unless you OWN the business/company, no CEO, President, Head Honcho, King Chuckabobo, Commissioner, etc etc is worth 10 million. They may think they are, but they’re not. This is where our country has gone wrong with capitalism. The wealthy dictate what they get and what everyone else gets. No matter how poorly they perform or how incompetent they may be their income keeps going up, up ,up, at a much much higher rate than middle America AND the rest of the world. Then when they finally give you the pink slip they reward you with with millions of dollars more. Don’t try and justify to me what they are worth.

  73. Bigbluefan says: Feb 16, 2010 5:53 PM

    Ray maybe you should have taken real courses in college instead of basket weaving then maybe you would be the boss instead of one of the pissants
    Another over paid garbage man running his mouth
    And our man and women in the Army Navy Airforce and Marines are the ones putting there life on the line why not take a look at how little they are paid to really risk it all!!!!

  74. KingJoe! says: Feb 16, 2010 6:00 PM

    For all those folks talking crap on Goodells salary ought to try walking in his or any Sr Excutives shoes for a year. While the money is good, you have given up every other aspect of your life. Most people at this level work 80+ hour weeks and are on call 24/7, even on vacation. It takes a very special person to succeed at this level and very few of us could honestly appreciate their dedication. Goodell is probably under paid when you compare him to the other business with the success and revenue the NFL have. Ray Edwards ought to think about the people who he depend on to bring him his tape, his uniform, his lunch and complain how they don’t make enough, instead of hammering someone who make about the same as the top few NFL players. Good thing this d-bag can play football, or he would be complaining to the warehouse manager how he deserves more then the $10 an hour he is making.

  75. LuckyPierre says: Feb 16, 2010 10:24 PM

    Got a problem? Take it to your union rep! Maybe if De Smith had taken the time to fully understand all of the poison pills his predecessor put in the last CBA, they’d be a lot closer to a new deal right now.

  76. bringbacktheflex says: Feb 17, 2010 12:40 AM

    Union?? What a joke. Can you see these millionaires walking a picket line? Just think if they had to actually get a job instead of play a game.

  77. TJO5 says: Feb 17, 2010 10:21 AM

    # DCViking says: February 16, 2010 12:37 PM
    Next thing you know some defensive end will address the Wisconsin State legislature and try to explain how God gave different ethics groups different abilities and skills to live and compete economically. Now that would be stupid…
    —————————————————-
    Just wondering?? Did you mean different “ethnic” groups ?? or that some people with different moral standards (ie. thieves, liars, or maybe steroid users) have different abilities and skills to make more money?
    I thought your version was funny no matter what- picturing someone speaking about ethics to a group of politicians,

  78. Chickenfoot says: Feb 17, 2010 10:32 AM

    That would be Reggie White that did that there TJO5.

  79. DAS says: Feb 17, 2010 11:41 AM

    They are BOTH overpaid. Using a public forum to voice his opinion on unfair pay, in THIS economy shows that Ray Edwards is a douche.
    You want sympathy from the everyman Ray? Look in the dictionary between sh1t & syphilis.

  80. trigzter says: Feb 17, 2010 2:07 PM

    who even likes roger goodell? all he does is take the fun out of the game

  81. kenyatta says: Feb 17, 2010 4:11 PM

    For one Ray Edwards can voice his opinion ,and upper management guys usually makes more than the 9 to 5 guy.But,Goodell doesn’t own the league and he didnt build the league.He is grosssly over paid,most of us smucks can give out suspensions that doesn’t take a brain surgeon to do .PEOPLE ON HERE EQUATE THE NFL WITH some regular steel mill company, the Nfl is a entertainment comglomerate,if the players had balls and went on strike for a year the league wouldnt survive another year of scab players not in this recession.You can survive with out Goodell you cant survive without the players

  82. PervySharstainharvin says: Feb 17, 2010 7:35 PM

    Ray Edwards is as dumb as everyone else in that shitty organization.
    Total MORAN!

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