I’m not a fan of Roger Goodell. I feel like most NFL fans hate him– even more than Tom Brady. That’s saying something. I mean, at least Roger eats strawberries.
Even though everyone hates him, Goodell wants to stay on as the NFL chairman, and he has some demands. Nothing major. Just $50 million a year and access to a private jet for life. He should be able to get by on that.
The NFL’s Compensation Committee will hold a conference call Monday to discuss and further push ahead the proposed extension for commissioner Roger Goodell, sources confirmed to ESPN
The committee will address Goodell’s salary and compensation package. The last written counterproposal from Goodell, which was around the first of August, was seeking about $49.5 million per year, as well as the lifetime use of a private jet and lifetime health insurance for his family, according to a source familiar with the negotiations.
Goodell currently makes $30 million a year. Imagine that. He takes in $30 million and STILL can’t do his job and freaking set the right tone in the NFL.
The executive vice president of communications, Joe Lockhart, denies the existence of the monstrous counterproposal. However, ESPN’s original source isn’t backing down.
The source who originally provided the information on Goodell’s “only written counterproposal” of $50 million with the perks is standing firm on the matter. The source only clarified that Goodell’s monetary proposal was for $49.5 million.
Some team owners are offended by Goodell’s high demands.
One NFL owner told ESPN that there are “several owners in this league who don’t make $40 million a year.” The owner was referring to the salaries that owners take, which does not include the increase in valuations that each NFL franchise has undergone.
“That number for Roger just seems too much,” the owner said. “It’s offensive. It’s unseemly.”
One NFL executive told ESPN that the committee should pass a rule that prohibits Goodell from making more than the league’s highest-paid player.
There’s a lot of back and forth, but one thing seems constant: Goodell isn’t planning on resigning.
Word has it Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is threatening a lawsuit unless owners are given a say in the contract negotiations.
We’ll see where this goes.
(First reported by the Chicks On The Right) https://www.chicksonright.com/2017/11/13/nfl-commissioner-roger-goodell-thinks-deserves-50-million-year-lifetime-access-private-jet/ (November 13, 2017)
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