Roger Goodell, commissioner of the National Football League, made $44 million last year. He received a $15 mil increase from 2012. But he couldn’t get his hands on a hotel video of Ray Rice knocking his wife unconscious in a hotel elevator and dragging her out into the hall.
Maybe the NFL isn’t paying its executives enough. Maybe it takes $100 million for an exec to do something.
Goodell wasn’t the only NFL exec who made out last year. Steve Bornstein, Executive Vice President of Media, made $26.5 million.
As I’ve written before, the NFL itself is a LOL not for profit that bills itself as a trade organization. On its most recent Form 990 tax filing, the NFL claimed revenue increased by $75 million from 2012 to 2013. But they gave away approximately $1 million LESS in 2013 to charitable organizations than they had in 2012.
The NFL listed total salaries at $102 million. This means Goodell and Bornstein get more than half the total. Two guys. $66 million.