Goodell: I pay for my plane use

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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has his new contract. However, he doesn’t have the free use of a private plane for life.

Contrary to the much-ballyhooed claim from ESPN that Goodell wanted free private jet service until he goes wheels up (or down) for the last time, Goodell wanted only the ability to use the NFL’s private jet service, with reimbursement to the league. And that’s apparently what he got.

Appearing Monday on CNBC, Goodell was asked about the “plane for life.”

“Anything I’ll have as far as access to an airplane I pay for,” Goodell said.

So there’s the answer. No free plane for life.

Which is good, since compensation of up to $200 million (to go along with the $200 million he’s already gotten) would allow him to buy his own fleet of them.

46 responses to “Goodell: I pay for my plane use

  1. I heard a rumor on TV that it leaked, yes goody will pay for the use of the plane and can only use it for official business not personal. The rumor however says that it was written into his contract that after five years, he gets to keep the plane.

  2. “Which is good, since compensation of up to $200 million…”

    The operative part of that being ‘up to’ meaning the deal is incentive driven. Outside of having a low cost severance package if the league felt compelled to re-sign that duplicitous clown at least the compensation committee made sure he will have to perform to get his green.

  3. Saying that he pays for it is relative. I am sure he pays cost, but not what you or I could charter a jet for. I work for a company that provides private service. Trust me it is a HUGE benefit. Saying that it is probably typical for someone in that position.

    And yes, I never have flown private…. Guy in the back where the seats don’t recline is where I typically end up 🙂

  4. Marc in Bakersfield says:
    December 11, 2017 at 1:39 pm
    Pay what? It matters a lot if he pays market value or pays a symbolic $50 or something in between.

    flight Op charter companies charge an hourly rate based on the type of airplane and the amount of hours negotiated or pre-purchased. He would be billed for the hours that he uses while benefiting from the volume pricing structure that the NFL receives.

  5. As much as I dislike the Ginger. $200 mil is not going allow you to “Buy A Fleet” of Private jets. citation X’s run about $25 mil per copy prior to customization.

  6. As someone who is an NHL fan first and an NFL fan second, you people have no clue what a bad Commissioner looks like. We’d trade you Betteman for Goodell any day if the week and twice on Sundays. 40 mil be damned.

  7. I love Roger Goodell. The only people who hate him are fans of teams who got caught doing things they shouldnt be doing. You’re like the elementary school kid who hates the principal because he disciplined you for hitting another kid. It’s seriously time for you whiny Pats fans to get over yourselves. We’re all very clear on how you feel about Goodell so it isn’t necessary for you to continue to tell us. Thanks in advance

  8. It is not Goodell’s fault that the players are acting like spoiled children. He merely administers the wishes of the owners.
    Yes, this should have been nipped in the bud, but it is up to the owners, not the Commiss.

  9. Lets not mention he is getting the private jet through the NFL, which comes with a discount from the private jet service supplier. So he only wants to get flights at a discounted rate, and then he’ll pay for it.

  10. The free jet for Roger was fake news from the get-go. Anyone who does not GET why the NFL owners are renewing Goodell’s contract immediately explains why they are NOT multi-millionaire/billionaire successful businessmen who own NFL teams. Except for a few exceptions, such as Jim Irsay and Mark Davis who inherited teams and seem clueless at times, most of these owners built their fortunes elsewhere through business savvy and then bought NFL teams….they know what they’re doing! Or maybe they are all clueless and all of them are just lucky in life?…..Nah, don’t think so. So all you Goodell haters should catch a clue as to why you’re not smart enough to own an NFL team and just go suck your thumbe and pout with The Jerry in Dallas!

  11. redlikethepig says:
    December 11, 2017 at 1:57 pm

    Love him or hate him … this free plane rumor was never true.
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    The rumor was that he wanted use of a jet for life, which is true.

  12. Pats fans hate Goodell because he is weak, he is a proven liar with little integrity or smarts and he has abused a very powerful position. All this while making 40+ million a year. Other than that he’s fine.

  13. donkitchens says:
    December 11, 2017 at 2:26 pm

    Anyone who does not GET why the NFL owners are renewing Goodell’s contract immediately explains why they are NOT multi-millionaire/billionaire successful businessmen who own NFL teams.
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    There’s no legitimate reason to extend the contract of someone that doesn’t meet the standards for the position as outlined in the NFL’s own Bylaws and Constitution.

  14. Love him or hate him … this free plane rumor was never true.
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    The rumor was that he wanted use of a jet for life, which is true.

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    I love the posters here who are outraged about access to the plane for life. He has access to a benefit for which he pays. And stop whining like it is free. Private jet charter is not any cheaper than flying commercial. It is much more convenient, as he avoids the charm of LaGuardia.

    So what if he asked for access to the jet for life? what people fail to understand here is that he is NEGOTIATING. You ask for EVERYTHING and deal until you arrive at a point where everybody feels the deal is fair. There is no shame in asking for what you want.

  15. Marc in Bakersfield says:
    December 11, 2017 at 1:39 pm
    Pay what? It matters a lot if he pays market value or pays a symbolic $50 or something in between.
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    Actually it doesn’t matter. In fact, none of this is your business at all. Or mine or anyone’ else’s except the 32 NFL owners and Roger Goodell.

    When and why did anyone ever start caring about this nonsense?

  16. You would have to be a fool to believe him. A fool.

    I don’t care, they can overpay this stiff as much as they want. My protest to his incompetence and corruption is to not give the NFL another dollar.

  17. Goddell’s leadership has made the owners plenty of money, but has damaged the game with the rules micromanagement and daily bad press.

  18. Don’t know all the details but they must be paying him so much for some good reason. Not sure why there are so many aggravated posters.

  19. firerogergoodell says:

    December 11, 2017 at 1:57 pm

    Why does he need a private jet? Fans fly coach. Players and coaches fly coach.

    Players and coaches fly commercial? Maybe when their flying out of town on vacation. Certainly not to and from games.

  20. Could you imagine the mess if Godell flew commercial? Every fan in the plane would have some suggestion, comment or insult for him. Probably a good idea for everyone involved.

  21. I don’t know if Goodell backed off of his demand or what, but before he signed the deal the rumor came out that he only wanted access to the NFL’s NetJet use. The deal he likely negotiated for the owners…

    But regardless of what he makes, it’s hard to argue that the NFL is becoming the NBA from the early 2000s that no one liked.

  22. Goodell is a liar. Just like he is corrupted with his dealings as Commish, he is a fraud with everything else. Buy your own plane with the money you are emmbezzle from the league.

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