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Bornstein leaving NFLN in 2014

When the Big Lead reported in June that Steve Bornstein is on his way out, the league denied it.

Apparently, the answer hinged on the definition of the term “way.”  Or maybe “out.”  Or perhaps “is.”

Less than two months later, James Andrew Miller of the New York Times reports that Bornstein will exit when his contract expires in early 2014.

Bornstein, who is best known for joining ESPN early in its existence and later becoming its president, will be replaced by Brian Rolapp, the COO of NFL Media since January 2011.

In fiscal year 2010, Bornstein made $12.2 million, more than Commissioner Roger Goodell.  In the next fiscal year, Bornstein made less than half that amount.

That’s still $5.7 million, a year after making $12.2 million.  So wherever Bornstein goes next, chances are he’ll be fine.

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7 Responses to “Bornstein leaving NFLN in 2014”
  1. germanstingray says: Aug 1, 2013 6:14 PM

    Man, he’s getting paid like an attorney!

  2. lewiscafarella says: Aug 1, 2013 6:57 PM

    Am I the only person who read this article?

  3. craniator says: Aug 1, 2013 7:00 PM

    Alright folks , here’s your chance to bash a guy simply because he’s been successful. Because as we all know , when an athlete makes millions of dollars a year , that’s okay , but when a plain old ordinary guy makes that kind of money , we don’t like that , do we ?

  4. germanstingray says: Aug 1, 2013 7:34 PM


    Whoa there cognitive giant! I’m not bashing the media guy, just bloated attorney’s fees.

  5. pnut87 says: Aug 1, 2013 7:46 PM

    Man, I wish I could say half my paycheck was 5.7 million…

  6. Nick says: Aug 1, 2013 8:11 PM

    Apparently I should have been letting @germanstingray negotiate my salary with my employer.

  7. nyjetsfan08 says: Aug 1, 2013 8:49 PM

    Yeah, I can think of one reason why he left: Money! Unless he’s getting money elsewhere, he effectively got demoted in the second year with “just” 5.7 mill. These people all make way too much.

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