Clearly, Roger Goodell isn’t a part of his league’s performance-based pay setup.
According to multiple reports, the league’s most recent tax filing shows that the commissioner made $34.1 million last year, pushing his nine-year compensation to $180.5 million.
Those numbers will serve as a dog-whistle for all the folks who think Goodell has had a disastrous recent run in charge of the league.
Though he’s still raking in record revenues, he’s been plagued by hits in the court of public opinion and a continuous string of defeats in actual courts.
Of course, his bosses can’t be too upset with him, as they’ve made him the world’s highest-paid pinata because he’s helping them make even more money. And this is also the last peek we’ll get behind this curtain, as they’ve given up their tax-exempt status and don’t have to disclose the figures any more.