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Report: Goodell made nearly $30 million in 2011

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There is no salary cap for NFL employees, and if there was, it certainly isn’t flat.

According to Daniel Kaplan of SportsBusiness Daily, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell nearly tripled his earnings in 2011, making nearly $30 million.

The numbers come from the league’s tax return, which was scheduled to be filed today.

Goddell’s $29.49 million includes a $22.3 million bonus. He earned $11.6 million in 2010, before he brokered a 10-year labor deal (after a lockout) and new television contracts.

“The NFL is the most successful and best-managed sports league in the world,” Falcons owner and compensation committee chair Arthur Blank in a prepared statement. “This is in no small part due to Roger’s leadership and the value he brings to the table in every facet of the sport and business of the league. His compensation reflects that.”

While it seems a mammoth number, his bosses (the owners) willingly chose to give it to him.

And that should make it clear to everyone what kind of profits they’re making.

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  1. CKL says: Feb 15, 2013 3:50 PM

    The media always does re drafts of players. I bet if they re drafted the commissioners, he’d be an undrafted FA.

  2. lumjack32 says: Feb 15, 2013 3:51 PM

    I think we can all agree Rog is a little under-paid.

  3. ravenator says: Feb 15, 2013 3:51 PM

    Pathetic

  4. classyjacklambert says: Feb 15, 2013 3:52 PM

    He’d be overpaid if he made $1. Worst commissioner in any sport ever.

  5. sdisme says: Feb 15, 2013 3:52 PM

    Don’t think I could ever be on the owners side ever again on any deal.

  6. peytonsneck18 says: Feb 15, 2013 3:52 PM

    All those fines handed out help pays his BALLIN a$$ salary!! Im in the wrong line of work! !!

  7. zengreaser says: Feb 15, 2013 3:53 PM

    Oh great. Are you trying to stoke the fires of entitlement amongst players again? Management always makes more than Labor, and they deserve to make more.

  8. hiyo1 says: Feb 15, 2013 3:53 PM

    Isn’t this the same NFL that laid off a large number of employees during the 2012 lockout?

  9. crippled4life says: Feb 15, 2013 3:53 PM

    I feel his pain.

  10. 2mannings1cup says: Feb 15, 2013 3:53 PM

    Makin’ that paper.

  11. miriam45 says: Feb 15, 2013 3:54 PM

    Amazing. And if player gets hurt, he’s cut, zero money, see you later, goodbye.

  12. rexryanstattoo says: Feb 15, 2013 3:55 PM

    Of course he did, he took it all from the Redskins and Cowboys…

  13. brazy44 says: Feb 15, 2013 3:56 PM

    Also makes clear who got the better end of the new CBA. If you hadn’t already figured it out by the fact the salary cap will remain less then $130M during the next 10 years, while profits jump in excess of 30%+

  14. xtb3 says: Feb 15, 2013 3:56 PM

    Exactly how equal all people are to all others! Greatest system in the world! Would have been justified for that asteroid to have made on direct hit on this earth run by man.

  15. brazy44 says: Feb 15, 2013 3:56 PM

    on a side note, the owners also choose to give Dee Smith a hefty bonus as well.

  16. mashoaf says: Feb 15, 2013 3:57 PM

    What a bargain for the owners. They each paid close to $1 million for the commissioner to serve their interests.

  17. FoozieGrooler says: Feb 15, 2013 3:58 PM

    ..let’s hear again from all the folks who took his (unbiased) side during the player’s strike…

  18. gbpackfan1990 says: Feb 15, 2013 3:58 PM

    As a part owner of the Packers, I don’t recall approving this kind of compensation…

  19. keepounding1234 says: Feb 15, 2013 3:58 PM

    That’s a lot of out of court settlements on the concussion lawsuits.

  20. 6allsohard6more says: Feb 15, 2013 3:58 PM

    HSo the NFL’s highest paid player is not even a player or have even played…..

  21. goraidersgospurs says: Feb 15, 2013 3:58 PM

    He pocket all the fines!!!

  22. justintuckrule says: Feb 15, 2013 3:59 PM

    To all those who were crying that the players were making too much in the new labor deal and should lower their demands, how do all you Goodell-slurpers feel now?

  23. ddjesus says: Feb 15, 2013 4:01 PM

    Really he’s been a good commissioner if you ignore all of the idiots in the peanut gallery and consider his job description: to protect and further the interests of the NFL. By trending the games towards player safety and working to prevent future lawsuits by injured players, he’s doing just that. And if you think he’s overpaid, the people who actually wrote that check disagree.

  24. sb44champs says: Feb 15, 2013 4:02 PM

    No wonder he has an ego the size of Manhattan..

  25. zo121179 says: Feb 15, 2013 4:02 PM

    There should be a salary cap on all owners and NFL Exec’s salaries. Rest of the $$$$ should be given to the charities that Roger takes from players for throwing footballs to fans and wearing orange cleats.

  26. eaglesw00t says: Feb 15, 2013 4:03 PM

    For you idiots dreaming he will get fired, and calling him the worst…this is what the owners think. Ponder that while you’re hating on him.

  27. 3pcnbiscuit says: Feb 15, 2013 4:04 PM

    12 million in Salary and 18 Million from the Skins. Of course Mara probably got a 5 mil kick back. Karma is a bitch Giants

  28. PeterKingLovesCoqAVin says: Feb 15, 2013 4:04 PM

    Hate for the man aside, his job is terrible. He’s a human punching bag. It’s easy to say he’s the worst commissioner ever, but most anyone else would collapse under that kind of stress. He won’t be enjoying much of that money until he’s retired and he doesn’t need to worry about wrangling idiot owners and not screwing up the biggest sport in America.

  29. chawk12thman says: Feb 15, 2013 4:04 PM

    He earned it………He is successfully running a huge company and is making investors rich……This would be expected for anyone in a similar business position.

    Don’t agree with him on issues/fines/direction, but have to admit it is successful.

  30. grudenthediva says: Feb 15, 2013 4:06 PM

    So what? I thought free-enterprise and CEO windfalls were perfect? Where’s the problem?

    Meanwhile, if a certain chief executive rakes in some money for a 20 year old memoir…

    (Hi, Pig Dog!)

  31. Bob says: Feb 15, 2013 4:06 PM

    Takes a lot of effort to blow up a team’s season based on a flimsy case that ignores that bounties have been going on since the dawn of football. Well-deserved salary for a dummy.

  32. alphac00 says: Feb 15, 2013 4:09 PM

    This page if FULL of haters! Let the man get paid ! The man runs one of the largest business in the country. If the owners want to pay him that much, clearly they are happy, that as their agent or rep. (Goodell) is doing a good job. Plus, if you really stop to think, each owner is paying him around a million a year, not bad for a man running their multimillion dollar business.

  33. sparky151 says: Feb 15, 2013 4:10 PM

    He’s wildly overpaid. The players are the attraction and what the TV money is paid for. The owners have equity interests in the 32 franchises. To pay an administrator more than the best players is ridiculous. This is simply a reward for hosing the players in the last labor deal. De Smith’s seat just got a little hotter.

  34. promickey says: Feb 15, 2013 4:11 PM

    Corporate CEO’s make a lot of money. A true measure of Roger’s worth is; How much did he make for his employer? The owners of the NFL Franchises. Those figures should be disclosed. Well they most likely will not as one never finds out how much the owner is making. It’s buried in various partnerships, ownerships, expenses etc……….

  35. lennydpocketqb says: Feb 15, 2013 4:11 PM

    Good for him. Make that money.

  36. getyourownname says: Feb 15, 2013 4:12 PM

    Flacco is not impressed.

  37. albertmn says: Feb 15, 2013 4:12 PM

    While the revenues certainly went up during Roger’s watch, how responsible was he for any of that? I think a blind monkey could have gotten fat TV deals. The NFL is a runaway winner for TV viewership, whether regular season, postseason, or the Super Bowl that is constantly setting ratings records.

    But, given that all of the owners are filthy rich, I am sure they all have the big corporation mentality. Give the CEO a big, fat bonus if you have even the smallest amount of success. Have to make sure you don’t lose him to some other company. Even though that isn’t as likely in this case, as there are limited sports leagues, I’m sure the owners are just used to rewarding themselves, so it just comes natural to give Goodell an overpriced bonus.

  38. blackngold4life says: Feb 15, 2013 4:12 PM

    Damn!! Rodger Ballin! I know all that cheese wasn’t from being commissioner..When you have $ its easy to make more $

  39. eaglesfan94 says: Feb 15, 2013 4:12 PM

    @classyjacklambert

    David Stern

  40. skippynj says: Feb 15, 2013 4:13 PM

    Zat’s why he said he’d take a dollar if there was a lockout, which they’re was, because he was an overpaid lackey for the owners, which he is.

  41. smithopher says: Feb 15, 2013 4:30 PM

    Daaamn! Mr commissioner looks like he’s making commissions on those fines he gives out. If i make that in my lifetime I’d be ecstatic. So now retire and let someone else clean up your mess, commish.

  42. numberoneinthehoodg says: Feb 15, 2013 4:32 PM

    That’s a lot of cheese for just one rat.

  43. juke1220 says: Feb 15, 2013 4:32 PM

    That’s only $89,000 a day… What’s the big deal?

  44. musicman495 says: Feb 15, 2013 4:32 PM

    PeterKingLovesCoqAVin says: Feb 15, 2013 4:04 PM

    Hate for the man aside, his job is terrible. He’s a human punching bag. It’s easy to say he’s the worst commissioner ever, but most anyone else would collapse under that kind of stress. He won’t be enjoying much of that money until he’s retired and he doesn’t need to worry about wrangling idiot owners and not screwing up the biggest sport in America
    —————————————
    Thank you Mrs. Goodell. Yeah, right, he and supermodels both have the world’s toughest jobs, and get all that hate because of it.

    Cry me a river.

  45. kluuuuuuuuug says: Feb 15, 2013 4:34 PM

    I’m sure some of the guys making league minimum really appreciate this. Appalling figure for the “intern that made good….”

  46. smithopher says: Feb 15, 2013 4:36 PM

    Really though that’s like 6 times what I would expect. That’s like legit the best job I’ve ever heard of now.

  47. jibzek says: Feb 15, 2013 4:39 PM

    I wish I got paid $30 million to talk out of my b-hole.

  48. bigbluefan1 says: Feb 15, 2013 4:41 PM

    amazing how you small people think

    He is the CEO of the a big business he does not work for players or fans.

    He works for the owners all of which must be very happy as he still has a job.

    What he does is at based on what the owners want not the fans not the players the owners.
    The men who own the NFL.

    Stop crying and go back to work and maybe you can make $30,000.00

    Keep up the good work and thanks for the NJ Super Bowl

  49. nard100 says: Feb 15, 2013 4:45 PM

    If you made the owners as much money as Roger has, you’d want a bonus too. So what? Sorry folks, but this is the way the world works, period. And if you think being commisioner of the NFL is trained-monkey work, just take a gander at the NHL or the NBA and you’ll appreciate that a perfectly good thing can be screwed up royally. I was railing against the owners during the lockout for all I was worth, but the bottom line is that as a fan, I didn’t miss even one regular season game. Say what you want, but Roger was pretty much the guy that made it happen.

  50. mojosmagic says: Feb 15, 2013 4:50 PM

    And got shave Dee Smith’s balls to boot.

  51. wrenches2pipes says: Feb 15, 2013 4:52 PM

    One thousand seven hundred college educated,supposedly, currently employed players in the NFL and they can’t figure out how to run their league to benefit themselves the most. Sounds like they choose it this way.

  52. theytukrjobs says: Feb 15, 2013 4:53 PM

    It is hilarious reading comments about how “bad” Goodell is at his job. The NFL is making money hand over fist. Goodell is doing an amazing job. He is obviously the best commishioner in the US today and on the short list of greatest commishioners in sports history. He’s helped to transform the NFL into the most talked about pieces of entertainment media.

    He’s hated by most fans and players, but that hate is manufactured to some extent and is also a reason for the NFL’s recent success. The NFL has found that controversies and conspiracies fuel profits in today’s Twittersphere and he’s leveraged the changing times like a master. He’s so ahead of the curve right now it isn’t funny. He’s also a strong business strategist just in the X’s and O’s of selling merch and seats.

    He really is a phenomonal commishioner and business mind. Unreal how good he is. Profits are through the roof and they are dominating right now. The part he plays as the villian is one of the most talked about storylines in their sport. He’s going to be here as long as he wants to be and the NFL owners will love every minute of it.

    $30 mil is less than he’s worth and he’ll probably command more in the future.

  53. jaggedmark says: Feb 15, 2013 4:54 PM

    In fairness to Roger Goodell, he had to make up for that $1.00 per month salary he accepted during the holdout.

  54. jprcox says: Feb 15, 2013 4:55 PM

    People have to consider that this really is on the low side compared with other CEO’s pay for major F.500 companies. Some of those CEOs make 100’s of millions in compensation, and they also get the added plus of stock options etc. No stock in NFL – so $30m is a deal.

    I know that is hard to believe.

  55. riverace19 says: Feb 15, 2013 4:55 PM

    The monster is growing… Soon Goodell will be like one of those steroided out weightlifter pictures where very muscle is grotesquely inflated.
    Goodell did not create the NFL. We, the fans, did.

  56. nflofficeadmin says: Feb 15, 2013 4:56 PM

    embarrassment.

  57. luz56 says: Feb 15, 2013 4:57 PM

    Roger has been good for football……. Overpaid……… Hell yes.. Nobody is worth 30 million a year

  58. 6superbowls says: Feb 15, 2013 4:58 PM

    About $29,999,900.00 more than he’s worth from this fan’s standpoint.

  59. 6thsense79 says: Feb 15, 2013 4:58 PM

    Hold on really? Do people defending Roger really think the league couldn’t find another competent smart individual in this country that could do the job Goodell did just as well for far less than $30 million? He doesn’t have some kind of specialized skill that only a handful of people in the country can competently do like QB. The NFL practically prints its own money. All the Commissioner has to do is avoid f–ing up. BooBoo the clown could have been commissioner and they still would have signed multi billion dollar TV deals….still would have been able to hose the players on the labor deal and still would have been able to pinch pennies from their refs. Give me a break.

  60. whitdog23 says: Feb 15, 2013 5:01 PM

    miriam needs to learn the rules. players can’t be cut while they’re injured. they can agree to an injury settlement, but not allowed to be cut just because they’re injured.

  61. seawilson says: Feb 15, 2013 5:04 PM

    Drew Brees demands an explanation.

  62. thegreatgabbert says: Feb 15, 2013 5:11 PM

    Raj vowed never to have to spend his life scraping by on a Senator’s wages the way his father had to do.

  63. jprcox says: Feb 15, 2013 5:12 PM

    6thsense79:

    Why stop there? Do you really think the NFL couldn’t find people who could provide nearly the same game play quality as the current players who get millions? We all enjoy NCAA football, and really the NFL could just say we are paying players a max of $500k per year and they would still have loaded teams. In fact, the existing players today WOULD end up playing for that range since no other league in the world pays anything else.

    So why not do that? It fits your logic. Maybe they should, but they dont.

  64. thegreatgabbert says: Feb 15, 2013 5:15 PM

    When the draft picks hug Roger on stage they’re going to be feeling around to his back pocket with one hand to see if they can slip out his wallet.

  65. tdk24 says: Feb 15, 2013 5:15 PM

    It’s too bad they had to lay off all those office employees a year ago or so, just so he could reel in all that dough himself.

  66. beardown2489 says: Feb 15, 2013 5:17 PM

    Wasn’t go this guy working for a dollar las year or something like that…?

  67. mullman76 says: Feb 15, 2013 5:19 PM

    Does that include the kickbacks he gets from Kraft, Rooney and Mara?

  68. mazblast says: Feb 15, 2013 5:19 PM

    I’d do the job for 5% of what this walking turd took down in 2012. I’d save the league a lot of money by canning half the lawyers and all of Goodell’s butt-kissers. My butt-kissers would work for less than his, too.

  69. losanginsight says: Feb 15, 2013 5:20 PM

    Now how much does Stern make?

  70. steve3211 says: Feb 15, 2013 5:24 PM

    Roger gonna make it rain up in here.

  71. dtm1088 says: Feb 15, 2013 5:26 PM

    I can certainly understand all the hate for Goodell, but if I’m an owner, this is exactly the kind of guy I want being the commissioner of my league. He isn’t afraid of being the bad guy and makes all the tough decisions. He takes a whole heap of crap from everyone, and the article is right, the league has done nothing but flourish with him at the helm.

  72. fanofevilempire says: Feb 15, 2013 5:30 PM

    I’m worried if Roger can feed his family.

  73. fanofevilempire says: Feb 15, 2013 5:32 PM

    I don’t see the owners complaining so I don’t understand why so many people are hating on
    Roger. I guess you fellas would turn the money down.

  74. thegreatgabbert says: Feb 15, 2013 5:33 PM

    The deal was announced by Falcons owner Arthur Blank Check.

  75. kabasaman says: Feb 15, 2013 5:33 PM

    Just think what the guys that pay him make?

  76. bullpuppy552 says: Feb 15, 2013 5:41 PM

    Come on now, Roger is only slightly over paid. So they gave him $29.3 million more then he earned. Give him a break.

  77. getyourownname says: Feb 15, 2013 5:50 PM

    What’s the response you hear whenever somebody says a player “isn’t worth it”? – that you are worth whatever someone is willing to pay you?

    The owners – you know, the billionaires – are paying, and they have spoken.

  78. jaydm84 says: Feb 15, 2013 5:53 PM

    The NFL is one of the most profitable businesses in the world, and he is the CEO. How is this news?

  79. birdzflyinhigh says: Feb 15, 2013 5:56 PM

    Yea let’s all bash Goodell over his salary. For $40 mil, I’ll gladly be the guy that every NFL fan and player hates. Just like Goodell, I wouldn’t lose an ounce of sleep either.

  80. suhisbetterthanu says: Feb 15, 2013 5:59 PM

    I guess that’s where all of the fine money is going.

  81. jr4real says: Feb 15, 2013 5:59 PM

    Agree with the non-haters here.

    It comes to about 900K per team. Ave profit per team is probably $20-25M. That’s chump change for the owners not having to take the abuse he takes from players, fans and media. If it wasn’t him getting the heat, it would be the owners. And they don’t want it. They gladly pay this price.

  82. prmpft says: Feb 15, 2013 6:00 PM

    despotism is as despotism does…he earned it because they GAVE it to him – draw whatever parallels you will…

  83. cmich2006 says: Feb 15, 2013 6:00 PM

    Businesses can grow despite someone not because of someone

  84. kw27p says: Feb 15, 2013 6:03 PM

    He’s done a lot for the league. The fines are a little outta hand and the referee-ing needs to be seriously looked at as far as the on field side of football.

  85. ironman721 says: Feb 15, 2013 6:16 PM

    So he makes almost 2 and a half million $ a month. Not bad considering the NFL only works about 6 months a year.

  86. kev86 says: Feb 15, 2013 6:18 PM

    He worked his way up to the top. A lot of angry, jealous posts that are really saying they wish were as successful as him.

  87. ilovefoolsball says: Feb 15, 2013 6:23 PM

    To all of you who think that he is the reason the NFL is so successful how many times have you wanted to watch a good football game and thought the reason why is because of what Goodell has done to “improve” the game.

    I can’t think of one thing that Goddell has done that makes the game more enjoyable, can you? Don’t give me this “safer” BS because that’s exactly what it is, and don’t even get me started on the whole bountygate facade that was blown way out of proportion just to cover the NFL’s collective a**es.

    People love American football and it doesn’t make a damn difference who the commissioner is unless they are changing the rules of the game to benefit those in power (oh wait that is what he’s doing) and looking for scapegoats to blame the problems of the sport (oh yeah he did that too).

    He is not an honorable man.

  88. thestrategyexpert says: Feb 15, 2013 6:36 PM

    Too bad Roger Goodell is not good at his job. If he was, then profits could be up to double, and he would deserve a bonus in excess of $100MM per year. Oh well. Back to enjoying the greatest game on earth at 50% capacity of the max potential.

  89. hrmlss says: Feb 15, 2013 6:55 PM

    The owners used reverse psychology on the players, like I do with 6 year old. They said we need 52% of everything and the players said NO! WE WANT 50% of TV money, and you can have 52% of the rest. The owners expressed mock disbelief then agreed. And the rest is player disappointment for 10 years.

  90. csilojohnson says: Feb 15, 2013 7:02 PM

    The NFL would be even more popular without Goodell. He has severely smeared the leagues integrity. The ONLY good thing he has done is scheduled more division games at the end of the season.
    Goodell’s league mismanagment is the sole reason I have almost lost all interest. The game is no longer competetive. All offense, BS fines, horrible officiating, inconsistency. Those are Goodell’s legacy. The league will continue to grow due to it’s trendiness. Casual fans will fade away eventually I would think.

  91. silentcount says: Feb 15, 2013 7:04 PM

    As we all know, this is just not right. He’s the poster child for greed, and fabricating safety villains to distract attention away from himself.

  92. jprcox says: Feb 15, 2013 7:04 PM

    I really don’t think the NFL is nearly as profitable as people think. I bet it would rank fairly low in terms of net profits on the Fortune 500 index. If an entire team is valued around $1billion, then both Apple and Microsoft make enough money per year to buy all the teams just with their profits.

    The B2 bomber is $1.5billion per jet, and so we have over the value of the entire NFL in that 1 single plane type.

    The NFL is more for fun with these owners.

  93. joe400e says: Feb 15, 2013 7:06 PM

    He must get a percentage of all the fines he doles out.

  94. toybkshr says: Feb 15, 2013 7:11 PM

    A lot of posters here are unaware of where the fine $$ go, the league does not keep it.

  95. badintent says: Feb 15, 2013 7:59 PM

    Chump change for Hedge fund managers. But Stern is green with envy, only makes $20 million

  96. blackdonnelly says: Feb 15, 2013 8:16 PM

    Apparently, it is good to be the King.

  97. pizzon says: Feb 15, 2013 8:26 PM

    The NFL is the most successful and best-managed sports league in the world,” Falcons owner and compensation committee chair Arthur Blank in a prepared statement. “This is in no small part due to Roger’s leadership and the value he brings to the table in every facet of the sport and business of the league. His compensation reflects that.”

    this has nothing to do with the leadership abilities of Roger Goodell, the league was already popular and growing before he he became commissioner. actually it may become less popular if he continues to try to micromanage how the gm is played. let the players who made this gm what it is now is play. nobody believes you Roger when you say player safety is your first concern so stop the charade.

  98. smokehouse56 says: Feb 15, 2013 8:26 PM

    This is just a sports league for crying out loud. Without the NFL our country would get along just fine. They don’t build cars or tractors, build roads or airplanes, grow food or provide medical care. In other words, they are useless. It’s a game. They are bottom feeders in America. .

  99. ncs115 says: Feb 15, 2013 8:27 PM

    Man its good to be god. Hate him.

  100. fearthehoody says: Feb 15, 2013 8:45 PM

    Yeah I get it, but how much did Stern and Selig pay him to destroy the NFL from within??

  101. jharmon64 says: Feb 15, 2013 9:13 PM

    Worth every penny.

    Good hire.

  102. joewilliesshnoz says: Feb 15, 2013 9:23 PM

    What’s next, a ponzi scheme?

  103. boonevol says: Feb 15, 2013 9:25 PM

    Obviously his bosses think he’s doing fine. I’m satisfied with the job he has done. I think he’s truly interested in the fans, just not all the booger eaters who whine about him making his money off fines when we all know that money goes to charity or corn dog smellin’ Saint fans.

  104. ampatsisahypocrite says: Feb 15, 2013 9:49 PM

    Most overpaid human being in history.

  105. dawglb says: Feb 15, 2013 9:53 PM

    He deserves 60 million for dealing with Vilma!

  106. tincansailor981 says: Feb 15, 2013 9:55 PM

    Incompetence is once again rewarded. He should run for political office since he’s already experienced at getting paid for doing a crappy job.

  107. cwwgk says: Feb 15, 2013 10:11 PM

    If the NFL owners only had the wisdom of Goodell’s detractors in this site, maybe they could have been successful businessmen.

  108. smalltownqb says: Feb 15, 2013 10:29 PM

    “And that should make it clear to everyone what kind of profits they’re making.”

    Feels like I am reading an article in the “Daily Worker” every time I hear PFT talk about what someone else is making.

  109. granadafan says: Feb 15, 2013 10:43 PM

    “The NFL is the most successful and best-managed sports league in the world,” Falcons owner and compensation committee chair Arthur Blank in a prepared statement.
    ============================================

    They’re so successful, yet they still cry poor when they are demanding that the taxpayers fund their lavish stadiums.

  110. noring4youstill says: Feb 15, 2013 11:17 PM

    I know where I’d like to stick that 30 million

  111. jeremycrowhurst says: Feb 15, 2013 11:29 PM

    And if you add in all his revenue from his endorsements, he made… well… $29.49M.

  112. ron69 says: Feb 16, 2013 12:00 AM

    Flacco’s agent claims he wants Goodell’s money

  113. coolzog says: Feb 16, 2013 12:08 AM

    “As a part owner of the Packers, I don’t recall approving this kind of compensation…”

    Probably because your “stock” is a worthless piece of paper.

  114. kabasaman says: Feb 16, 2013 12:08 AM

    Couple years of that non-sense and he’ll be able to start his one franchise in London…..or L.A. or anywhere else for that matter.

  115. mstent2012 says: Feb 16, 2013 12:22 AM

    RELATIVELY SPEAKING, the players are getting screwed. Contracts that can be terminated at any time. People are praising the Bears for paying Knox for a year after his injury while I say how can they get away with killing the last year of his contract when he suffered a career ending injury on the field. And this bozo gets 30 million…….

  116. cmcvipondbridge says: Feb 16, 2013 12:38 AM

    Rewarding failure.

  117. packmanfan says: Feb 16, 2013 2:33 AM

    Can Packers owners do anything about this?
    Oh yeah. That’s right. It’s just a crummy worthless piece of paper that is meaningless.

  118. marcinhouston says: Feb 16, 2013 2:34 AM

    How much does Tags get to clean up Goodell’s messes? I don’t think a botched bountygate investigation, replacement ref disaster, extended lockout, etc make Goodell a top performer.

  119. ratbirdking says: Feb 16, 2013 2:55 AM

    Ravens won, no problem here. Rog deserved every penny.

    Thanks buddy!

  120. pongonfl says: Feb 16, 2013 3:18 AM

    Ya the NFL Network is not successful, negotiating a very good deal for the owners is not successful, being the bad guy for culture change in the sport is not successful, TV rights are not successful.

    Not sure what you haters are seeing, but if you delude yourself that you could have delivered those things for the owners, your very mistaken.

    People that can lead teams that big, are leading them.

  121. cardmagnet says: Feb 16, 2013 3:21 AM

    I have no doubt that he is a brilliant businessman. However, he is ruining the sport itself with the pushing of certain rule changes. Let him manage things in the office, not on the field.

  122. sterling7 says: Feb 16, 2013 7:17 AM

    I don’t agree with Thursday night football, in fact I don’t like it at all especially the first game of the year. I don’t agree with moving the first round of the draft to Thursdays just to create more revenue, it should’ve been kept on weekends. But this man has to babysit this league of grown adults and it’s embarrassing to say the least. All the excuses that are made by the media and the public so these men can be above the law and make asses of themselves and get away with it. Goodell has more than earned his money, who else of us would want to babysit a bunch of overgrown assclowns-go ahead make some more excuses. I love football but I get sick and tired of grown men who can’t control their actions or their mouths.

  123. modellforprez says: Feb 16, 2013 11:34 AM

    IS this a Bad Joke or something what morons thought it was gonna be a good idea for FRAUDGER pun intended to earn more for what he does than who? the president and any doctor teacher C’mon now this idiot shouldnt be makin 30 mill a year. what a shame

  124. iowahbr says: Feb 18, 2013 12:04 PM

    This would suggest that the NFL players union left a great deal of dough on the table if Goodell is worth 30 mil. to the owners. Without endorsements was there any NFL player who made 30 mil last year? No sure but I don’t think so.

  125. iowahbr says: Feb 18, 2013 12:13 PM

    I had forgotten the whole Johnny Knox matter. The fellow will never play again and the Bears can cut him without paying him the last year of a 1.3 million deal and Goodell makes 30 mill for last year? Regardless of what you think about Goodell if you think that’s OK you’re lost with me.

  126. defscottyb says: Feb 18, 2013 10:53 PM

    peytonsneck18 says:
    Feb 15, 2013 3:52 PM
    All those fines handed out help pays his BALLIN a$$ salary!! Im in the wrong line of work! !!
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    Holy Crap… Peytonsneck finally said something halfway intelligent! Congrats

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