Yesterday, we mentioned that Roger Goodell's salary jump from two years ago had been released to the public via the NFL's public tax return, filed at the end of this week. His salary increased from roughly $11.6 million in 2010 to a take-home of $29.49 million in 2011, much of it in bonuses for unknown benchmarks. (Sports Business Journal says, "Goodell's aim is to dramatically increase NFL revenues," so that's probably one of them.) Now we know that Goodell is likely the only sports commissioner whose annual salary exceeds that of the highest-paid player in the league he runs. Stern and Selig are both thought to make around $20 million annually, a lower figure than the salaries of a handful of basketball players, and a larger handful of baseball players. Gary Bettman, paid $8 million annually, is also paid less than the superstars in the NHL.
Deadspin · Isaac Rauch