Published: February 13th, 2009 | Tags: Roger Goodell
Believing it will take a collective sacrifice from his league to help beat this economic crisis, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will take a pay cut for the league fiscal year that ends March 31, a league official confirmed Friday.
Goodell’s compensation is expected to be down 20-25 percent, with the commissioner’s bonus to be determined later this spring.
Goodell also has agreed to freeze his roughly $11 million salary for the 2009 season even though his contract entitles him to an automatic salary increase. He is forgoing the increase as part of a league-wide, cost-cutting plan that includes freezing the salaries of all NFL employees.