Roger Goodell’s income reportedly tops $29 million

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says Sunday night's power outage won't prevent the NFL from bringing the Super Bowl back to New Orleans.  (Nam Y. Huh/The Associated Press)

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell (Nam Y. Huh/The Associated Press)

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell was paid $29.49 million in 2011, according to figures from the league’s tax return reported Friday by the Sports Business Daily.

Included in that figure was a $22.3 million bonus, according to the report. Goodell is believed to have become the highest paid commissioner in U.S. professional sports.

The league and the NFL Players Association agreed to a 10-year labor deal in 2011. Goodell also has helped the NFL negotiate a lucrative new set of television contracts.

According to the report, Goodell’s pay in 2011 nearly tripled from his 2010 income of $11.6 million.

League counsel Jeff Pash had a 2011 income of $8.8 million, including a $5.9 million bonus, according to the report.

 

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