Goodell pay not significantly impacted by #Deflategate, either

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The immediate reaction to the news that Commissioner Roger Goodell’s compensation for 2015 dipped by seven percent to $31.74 million was obvious: Goodell took a hit, but not a huge one, in the first full year after the Ray Rice mess of September 2014.

But 2015 also was the year of #Deflategate, and Goodell’s pay shows that one of the three men who determine what Goodell gets — Patriots owner Robert Kraft — wasn’t all that miffed at Goodell over a scandal that made Kraft as made at the league office as he ever has been.

Meanwhile, and as reported by Daniel Kaplan of SportsBusiness Journal, NFL general counsel Jeff Pash saw his total pay for 2015 drop 13 percent, to $6.5 million. It’s widely believed that Kraft and the Patriots emerged from #Deflategate with very strong feelings regarding Pash’s role in the investigation and ultimate conclusions.

Plenty of people would gladly take far less money to have their bosses far more upset with them. Moving forward, no one will know how much Goodell or Pash or anyone else at 345 Park Avenue is making, regardless of how happy or otherwise the folks who determine how much they make may be.

36 responses to “Goodell pay not significantly impacted by #Deflategate, either

  1. This is kraft’s way of rewarding goodell for burning the evidence in the patriots last cheating scandal.

  2. There should be a purge at 345 Park ave. The criteria for employment should be honesty, fairness and Integrity. Three things sorely lacking in the current NFL front office.

  3. Anyone off the street that has a clue could do a better job than this tool. And for much less…

  4. So this week everyone got to learn how much Roger Goodell made and how much Andrew Luck will make. And this article even mentions “deflategate”.

    All that is interesting because inquiring minds still want to know when Roger Goodell will get around to punishing Andrew Luck and The Colts. Roger should be consistent with his claims of protecting the integrity of the game and suspend Andrew Luck for 4 games for being generally aware of The Colts scheme to deflate footballs.
    Anyone with a working neuron still remembers that on January 18, 2015 the footballs belonging to The Colts also had measurements under the mandatory 12.5 PSI

    NFL PSI measurements of the Colts footballs after allowing the footballs to warm up indoors while all 12 of the Patriots footballs were measured twice:
    Colts football #1 12.70 — 12.35
    Colts football #2 12.75 — 12.30
    Colts football #3 12.50 — 12.95
    Colts football #4 12.55 — 12.15

    As you can see there are some measurements that are below the 12.5 PSI that is called for by the NFL rules. Those with at least 2 working neurons realized that the Colts PSI results would have been even more dramatic if the NFL had not cherry picked 4 of the 12 Colts footballs to measure after allowing them to warm up indoors while measuring all 12 of The Patriots footballs twice.

    Anyone that has been paying attention knows that at least 21 scientists representing universities from all over the country have officially and publically informed the court and the media that the weather conditions in Foxboro MA on January 18, 2015 when The Patriots played The Colts where the field temperature was 49 degrees and it was raining, explains that Tom Brady did not tamper with any footballs.

    Those having at least 3 working neurons understand that the NFL would make the PSI information collected during the 2015/2016 public rather than keeping it secret if it helped make their case against Tom Brady and The Patriots. This is because rational people that can understand 9th grade science already know that the data shows that The Patriots never tampered with any footballs. Which is why the NFL is keeping it secret. You shouldn’t have to be a genius to figure out that if the NFL had information that would help them win in court that they wouldn’t keep it secret.

  5. So this week everyone got to learn how much Roger Goodell made and how much Andrew Luck will make. And this article mentions “deflategate”.

    All that is interesting because inquiring minds still want to know when Roger Goodell will get around to punishing Andrew Luck and The Colts. Roger should be consistent with his claims of protecting the integrity of the game and suspend Andrew Luck for 4 games for being generally aware of The Colts scheme to deflate footballs.
    Anyone with a working neuron still remembers that on January 18, 2015 the footballs belonging to The Colts also had measurements under the mandatory 12.5 PSI

    NFL PSI measurements of the Colts footballs after allowing the footballs to warm up indoors while all 12 of the Patriots footballs were measured twice:
    Colts football #1 12.70 — 12.35
    Colts football #2 12.75 — 12.30
    Colts football #3 12.50 — 12.95
    Colts football #4 12.55 — 12.15

    As you can see there are some measurements that are below the 12.5 PSI that is called for by the NFL rules. Those with at least 2 working neurons realized that the Colts PSI results would have been even more dramatic if the NFL had not cherry picked 4 of the 12 Colts footballs to measure after allowing them to warm up indoors while measuring all 12 of The Patriots footballs twice.

    Anyone that has been paying attention knows that at least 21 scientists representing universities from all over the country have officially and publically informed the court and the media that the weather conditions in Foxboro MA on January 18, 2015 when The Patriots played The Colts where the field temperature was 49 degrees and it was raining, explains that Tom Brady did not tamper with any footballs.

    Those having at least 3 working neurons understand that the NFL would make the PSI information collected during the 2015/2016 public rather than keeping it secret if it helped make their case against Tom Brady and The Patriots. This is because rational people that can understand 9th grade science already know that the data shows that The Patriots never tampered with any footballs. Which is why the NFL is keeping it secret. You shouldn’t have to be a genius to figure out that if the NFL had information that would help them win in court that they wouldn’t keep it secret.

    But if the NFL is going to perpetuate the deflation farce, shouldn’t they be consistent and also punish Andrew Luck and The Colts? Then Colts would also need to forfeit a couple of draft picks including next year’s 1st round pick. Maybe the NFL didn’t want 2 teams to miss the 1st round in the same year so they are waiting until next year to show that integrity.

  6. Less than zero integrity – abusing our court system while telling lies to the public and using the media to spin a story which contradicts proven science. All while keeping the PSI information collected during the 2015/2016 season a secret.

  7. dontlikecravens says:
    Jul 1, 2016 3:39 PM

    Anyone off the street that has a clue could do a better job than this tool. And for much less…

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    LOL, like you, I’m sure? The NFL could run itself, really.

  8. doctorrustbelt says:
    Jul 1, 2016 3:38 PM

    This is kraft’s way of rewarding goodell for burning the evidence in the patriots last cheating scandal.

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    It appears that some are still stuck on the single incident from part of a single game played almost 10 years ago, where a memo from that same year indicated that a camera needed to be moved to a different location within the stadium.

    Also the narrative is totally wrong.
    The film from that game was destroyed by the NFL so that no teams, including The Patriots could ever benefit by watching it. This would also protect the team that was filmed from having all the other teams get to watch it. Destroying the film also ensured if The Patriots kept an undisclosed copy they would have risked having Roger Goodell over punishing them again.

  9. doctorrustbelt says:
    Jul 1, 2016 3:38 PM

    This is kraft’s way of rewarding goodell for burning the evidence in the patriots last cheating scandal.

    ————————————————————–

    It appears that some are still stuck on the single incident from part of a single game played almost 10 years ago, where a memo from that same year indicated that a camera needed to be moved to a different location within the stadium.

    Also the narrative is totally wrong.
    The film from that game was destroyed by the NFL so that no teams, including The Patriots could ever benefit by watching it. This would also protect the team that was filmed from having all the other teams get to watch it. Destroying the film also ensured if The Patriots kept an undisclosed copy they would have risked having Roger Goodell over punishing them again.

  10. doctorrustbelt says:
    Jul 1, 2016 3:38 PM

    This is kraft’s way of rewarding goodell for burning the evidence in the patriots last cheating scandal.
    ====================================
    That narrative is totally wrong.
    The film from that game was destroyed by the NFL so that no teams, including The Patriots could ever benefit by watching it. This would also protect the team that was filmed from having all the other teams get to watch it. Destroying the film also ensured if The Patriots kept an undisclosed copy they would have risked having Roger Goodell over punishing them again.

    It appears that some are still stuck on the single incident from part of a single game played almost 10 years ago, where a memo from that same year indicated that a camera needed to be moved to a different location within the stadium.

  11. factpurveyor says:
    Jul 1, 2016 4:16 PM

    doctorrustbelt says:
    Jul 1, 2016 3:38 PM

    This is kraft’s way of rewarding goodell for burning the evidence in the patriots last cheating scandal.
    ====================================
    Except that narrative is totally wrong.
    The film from that game was destroyed by the NFL so that no teams, including The Patriots could ever benefit by watching it. This would also protect the team that was filmed from having all the other teams get to watch it. Destroying the film also ensured if The Patriots kept an undisclosed copy they would have risked having Roger Goodell over punishing them again.

  12. factpurveyor says:
    Jul 1, 2016 4:17 PM

    Except that narrative is totally wrong.
    The film from that game was destroyed by the NFL so that no teams, including The Patriots could ever benefit by watching it. This would also protect the team that was filmed from having all the other teams get to watch it. Destroying the film also ensured if The Patriots kept an undisclosed copy they would have risked having Roger Goodell over punishing them again.
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    Good grief, what could have been on that film to warrant such an overreaction? Especially considering that taping was and is legal.

    Did they catch Goodell in the stands with his mistress or something?

    Did they go nuts because the Patriots had a ton of scouting tapes.

    That one ESPN story said they had a tape stomping party right there in the bowels of Gillette Stadium.

  13. Here’s a fact – you only have to post things once for someone to decide not to read it.

    I thought Goodell would have received a raise for shining a light on the systematic cheating by the pats. Oh well, I’m sure next year there will be another chance to bust them for cheating.

  14. crownofthehelmet says:
    Jul 1, 2016 4:43 PM

    Here’s a fact – you only have to post things once for someone to decide not to read it.

    I thought Goodell would have received a raise for shining a light on the systematic cheating by the pats. Oh well, I’m sure next year there will be another chance to bust them for cheating.
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    Well, there’s that whole Kraft is one of three people that determines Goodellbot’s salary nonsense.

  15. crownofthehelmet says:
    Jul 1, 2016 4:43 PM

    Here’s a fact – you only have to post things once for someone to decide not to read it.

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    True enough.
    Apologies to everyone for the repetitive postings.
    I submitted them and they didn’t get posted. So I kept trying. And then they all posted at once.
    I figured that the moderator would have deleted the duplicates. I guess not all PFT moderators do that.

  16. Why do people that tell us we need term limits in government support keeping people who have failed misearably at best or at worst were caught repeatedly being unethical in their high paying positions at worst.

  17. “Goodell’s pay shows that one of the three men who determine what Goodell gets…”

    How does that falsehood from the GQ article keep getting repeated over and over? With Arthur Blank having stepped down and as far as we know, not having been replaced there are 6 members on the compensation committee and Richardson is it’s chairman. Packages are put together by the committee but all 32 discuss and vote on them. Business Insider profiled the process before spring owners meetings

  18. BradyIsTheGCOAT says:
    Jul 1, 2016 3:53 PM

    Go get em Rog! Now finish the job and ban kraft / belicheat and restore credibility to the game.

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    Once upon a time…..…..there was this jealous troll…..that was unhappy because The Patriots were on a roll.
    The troll grew impatient as years passed by…..the years soon became decades and the troll wanted to cry.
    All while the troll…..was waiting for The Dolphins to win a superbowl.
    The troll waited in his lair…..and stewed about the division rival led by Tom Brady as The Patriots hoisted the Lombardi trophy 4 times while the troll waited in despair.
    The troll became so jealous as he watched the games…..that he created multiple user accounts most of which either mentioned The Patriots or Tom Brady right in the names.
    The troll sat in his tree…..looking for every PFT article mentioning The Patriots or Tom Brady.
    The troll would work tirelessly…..and would write repetitive nonsense just to put his jealousy on display for all to see.
    Many comments were posted all saying almost the same thing….while switching user names and posting so many comments all saying nearly the same thing.
    The reason for the endless jealously is ever so clear…..while the Patriots fans tasted victory Dolphin fans where shaking their fists high in the air.
    You see it has been a very long time as The Miami Dolphins have not tasted victory since January 13, 1974….so it is clear that victory has not been knocking on The Dolphins door.
    So for all that time the Troll has endlessly waited…..as the patriots fans were elated, and elated, and elated, and elated.
    For all that time The Dolphins gave the troll nothing to celebrate….so the troll just sat back and wallowed in hate.
    Then finally the troll took to celebrating with glee…..as an evil lying ogre came down from his mountain cave and spun a tale which contradicted science as he sought to keep The Patriots from winning more victories.
    You see…..the troll had nothing else to celebrate because winning for The Dolphins was just not meant to be.

  19. trailerparkking says:
    Jul 1, 2016 5:26 PM

    “It’s a common practice to burn every trace of evidence whenever someone has nothing to hide.”
    – Delusional Pats Fans
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    What evidence was burned? ESPN said a bunch of league employees stomped Belichick’s stash of porn into dust.

    Other people say that Jay Glazer has a copy, and even others have said that it played on a loop on a screen behind Goodellbot at some press conference.

    Doesn’t sound like something that was too damaging if either of those are the case.

    Everyone makes it out like they found the missing 18 minutes from the Watergate tapes, or film from the Kennedy assassination down there in the depths of Gillette Stadium.

  20. maust1013 says:
    Jul 1, 2016 5:54 PM

    “Goodell’s pay shows that one of the three men who determine what Goodell gets…”

    How does that falsehood from the GQ article keep getting repeated over and over?
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    You must be new here. Some people repeat falsehoods as if they are getting paid by the league office to do so.

  21. Robert Kraft was overruled by the hatin’ owners his team has beaten over the years, with a stick. No mystery there.

  22. Great question sully – i actually root for the other 31 teams that DONT have a QB / Coach punished for cheating or an owner who has paid a fortune in league fines for breaking the rules.

  23. Look at all of the haters (Pats fans) of Goodell. This man has done your team a solid in the early 2000s and now you hate him? Your team cheated, got caught and still kept cheating.

  24. Man… if only we could use some of that money to help the needy.. Seriously $31M is money that not even the CEO’s at big organization make with much difficult decisions on a daily basis. This butthead gets it easy and still manages to screw it up.

  25. doctorrustbelt says:
    Jul 1, 2016 3:38 PM

    This is kraft’s way of rewarding goodell for burning the evidence in the patriots last cheating scandal.

    ……….

    Wasn’t a “cheating scandal”, it was a rules violation. No competitive advantage was gained and all tapes were shown to the media before Goodell got rid of them.

  26. trailerparkking says:
    Jul 1, 2016 5:26 PM

    “It’s a common practice to burn every trace of evidence whenever someone has nothing to hide.”
    – Delusional Pats Fans

    ………

    Its certainly common practice for the NFL, ie the PSI numbers from last year they recorded, Pash and Wells’ interview notes and materials, the voicemail to the NFL about the second Ray Rice tape.

  27. Goodell is powerless after the kickoff. Looking forward to seeing our great coach and QB, both indisputably GOAT, in Charlotte again for preseason action. Life is good for all us Pats fans.

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