NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has been amassed in turmoil over the last few years, but that hasn’t stopped him from making a ton of money.
The Sports Business Journal was able to obtain the league’s tax findings, and found out that Goodell made a cooL $32 million in 2015.
NFL paid Goodell $32 mil in 2015, tax filing shows, first full year of comp disclosed since player misconduct scandal. Story in @sbjsbd
— daniel kaplan (@dkaplanSBJ) June 30, 2016
There’s a lot of talk about how Goodell’s salary dipped for the fourth consecutive year. He made $34 million in 2014. But let’s be honest, it’s not a huge dip, and he still made $32 million.
But could this all be a smokeshow? The league no longer has to reveal the commissioner’s earnings, and likely won’t. The NFL has given up its tax-emempt status, so Goodell’s salary for 2016 can now be kept private.
Given how horrible he and the league office handled Bountygate and Deflategate, and also all the egg left on Goodell’s face from the Ray Rice fiasco, he should be working for free.
Everyone’s talking about how he took a pay cut, but is $32 million really falling on the sword?