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Roger Goodell reportedly wants to make almost $50 million per year and use private jet for life

Alex Reimer
November 13, 2017 - 9:31 am

Roger Goodell’s hubris is unfathomable. 

The NFL Compensation Committee is slated to hold a phone call Monday to move the embattled commissioner’s contract extension forward, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen. Goodell, who’s currently paid around $30 million per year, would reportedly be able to make the same figure under the proposed deal. The difference is, 88 percent of his compensation would be performance-based.

While the NFL has experienced record revenue under Goodell, there’s little question he’s bungled several high-profile disciplinary cases, negatively affecting the public’s perception of the league. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, who started objecting to Goodell’s extension after star running back Ezekiel Elliott was suspended six games for domestic violence, has cited those missteps as some of the reasons he wants to block the new deal. 

But even with Jones’ spirited obstruction, it seems doubtful he’ll be able to gather enough support to stall the negotiations. That is, unless Goodell’s massive ego brings him down. The commissioner submitted an insane contractual counterproposal in early August, which apparently remains on the table. Goodell is seeking roughly $49.5 million per year, as well as the lifetime use of a private jet and lifetime health insurance for his family, per ESPN

That request is beyond outrageous, and frankly, should be grounds for dismissal. Only somebody with a warped view of reality would submit that proposal, especially when the other side is already offering an extension that pays $30 million per year. Keep in mind, Goodell has also banked more than $200 million during his 11-year tenure as commissioner.

It’s nearly impossible to pick sides in the ultimate battle of evil between Jones and Goodell. But with this latest detail, the pendulum has swung back towards Jones. 

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