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Steve Bornstein’s pay plummets

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Lost in the fact that Commissioner Roger Goodell’s compensation skyrocketed from $11.6 million in the fiscal year ending March 31, 2011 to nearly $30 million over the next 12 months is the reality that NFL Network boss Steve Bornstein took a major haircut.

According to Daniel Kaplan of SportsBusiness Journal, Bornstein made only (only?) $5.7 million in the 2011 fiscal year.  While not shabby under any sense of the term, Bornstein had made $12.2 million in the prior 12-month period.

So Bornstein went from making more than Goodell to making less less than 20 percent of Goodell’s total take.

It’s unclear why Bornstein’s pay dropped so dramatically.  His eight-figure compensation previously was blamed on the realities of the market for high-end TV executives.  Either that market changed, or the owners decided that Bornstein no longer fits within the “high-end” category.

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18 Responses to “Steve Bornstein’s pay plummets”
  1. fuglyflorio says: Feb 15, 2013 7:16 PM

    Republicans have it so tough. Have to keep that minimum wage low to afford them.

  2. thegreatgabbert says: Feb 15, 2013 7:18 PM

    I think actually took an “exclusive, high end, follicular redesign and treatment”. Including the massage, hor d’oerves, and martini served on a side plate.

  3. thegreatgabbert says: Feb 15, 2013 7:21 PM

    Goes from the penthouse to the 185th floor. Just like that.

  4. trafala says: Feb 15, 2013 7:34 PM

    Goodell made sure the owners didn’t have to pay the players any more hence his increase in pay. At the same time Bornstein didn’t do anything special… and that equals ONLY 5,7 MILIONS….

  5. luvusa1 says: Feb 15, 2013 7:59 PM

    Hey fugly..way to bring politics into it moron…guess there are no DEM millionaires loser

  6. chawk12thman says: Feb 15, 2013 8:02 PM

    That is one expensive “haircut”.

  7. tremoluxman says: Feb 15, 2013 8:35 PM

    Oh, cry me a river, dude. He averages over $8 million over two years and it’s a ‘poor executive’ story?

    You could probably train a chimp to his job, pay him in bananas, and he’d do just as well.

  8. EJ says: Feb 15, 2013 8:55 PM

    Its moronic that these guys who do nothing but sign paperwork and attend a few meetings a year make millions on top of millions. All that money plus a bunch of other benefits including a luxurious company car, full medical benefits, vacation home and stock options. All the while, the guy that really busts his back for the company makes $45,000/yr and is still living with his parents. Absolute crap.

  9. Gordon says: Feb 15, 2013 8:56 PM

    My heart aches for him. How’s he gonna feed his family?

  10. thegreatgabbert says: Feb 15, 2013 8:57 PM

    Steve was still able to manage a half smile at 6 mil per. Last year you could see all of his teeth.

  11. thegreatgabbert says: Feb 15, 2013 8:58 PM

    At least he was still able to manage a half smile at 6 million per. Last year you could see all of his teeth.

  12. mojosmagic says: Feb 15, 2013 9:08 PM

    The show blows and this clown isn’t worth the time of day.

  13. boonevol says: Feb 15, 2013 9:21 PM

    Maybe it’s because theNFL Network is not improving. Rich Eisen is cutting back, they continue to employ Michael Irvin and Warren Sapp, repetitious programming when they have a treasure trove of NFL Films they could show. Why not broadcast old games from the 70′s for filler?

    Only decent thing has been Nicole Z’s cat suit on NFL AM on Halloween. Hope they make THAT an annual tradition.

  14. ajpnsf says: Feb 15, 2013 9:26 PM

    Does anyone hete ever watch the nfl channel?

  15. raiderapologist says: Feb 15, 2013 10:21 PM

    After spending five minutes listening to those blubbering meathead jocks NFLN employs, I’m thinking the guy still makes way too much.

  16. trollaikman8 says: Feb 16, 2013 3:17 AM

    If he green-lighted Warren Sapp’s renewal and that schticky moron Adam Schein, then he should be happy to just have a job.

  17. razzlejag says: Feb 16, 2013 8:40 AM

    Personal opinion? The NFL Network is disappointing and the guy deserved the cut.

    It’s time for a revamp there. More ESPN type 30/30 features, no Michael Irvin, more of of the old footage like the other poster suggested.

    Give me Howie, Jimmy, Michael and Terry ANYTIME over their group.

    Charlie Casserly is the worst, BTW, he’s not right about much.

  18. CKL says: Feb 16, 2013 10:45 AM

    EJ says:
    Feb 15, 2013 8:55 PM
    Its moronic that these guys who do nothing but sign paperwork and attend a few meetings a year make millions on top of millions. All that money plus a bunch of other benefits including a luxurious company car, full medical benefits, vacation home and stock options. All the while, the guy that really busts his back for the company makes $45,000/yr and is still living with his parents. Absolute crap.
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    True that some execs aren’t worth the money. As long as they are held accountable FIRST for company performance, I don’t have a problem with their pay. One of the reasons they get paid so much is supposedly they are the ones who do the company’s decision making. Since Bornstein had his pay cut, it seems he IS being held accountable for his network’s performance so that’s a good thing.

    BUT….if you make 45k and still have to live with your parents you are probably a loser too unless you are living with them to help them through some health crisis or something.

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