NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell sent a memo to the 12 teams involved with the playoffs this afternoon, clarifying that anyone named to the Pro Bowl who misses that game because of participating in the Super Bowl still will receive a full share as if he participated in the game. There had been some confusion to the matter given that the Pro Bowl will be played the week before the Super Bowl this season.
The memo to the teams read as follows:
We want to confirm that your Pro Bowl selectees will be paid a Pro Bowl player’s share if your team qualifies for the Super Bowl. Pro Bowl selectees on Super Bowl teams will be flown to South Florida on Sunday, January 3, and are expected to participate fully in pregame introductions and other Pro Bowl festivities that day in order to earn the full player’s share.
There are currently 57 Pro Bowl players still in active in the playoffs heading towards the first week of the season: Arizona (4), Baltimore (5), Cincinnati (0), Dallas (6), Green Bay (3), Indianapolis (6), Minnesota (9), New England (4), New Orleans (5), New York Jets (3), Philadelphia (7) and San Diego (5).