Steve Bornstein’s pay plummets

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.

18 responses to “Steve Bornstein’s pay plummets

  1. 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….

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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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