Roger Goodell, American hero, doubles salary to $20 million

Report: Goodell's salary to 'double' up to $20M
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Roger Goodell recently received a five-year contract extension from the NFL, and according to a report, his salary will “double” up to $20 million annually by the end of the deal…

MLB commissioner Bud Selig made $18.35 million in 2007, per Kaplan, and has since received two contract extensions. It is a logical assumption that Selig is paid more than $20 million annually at this point…

And while the response from NFL players on Twitter—Falcons wide receiver Roddy White wondered “How in the hell can [you] pay a man this much money that cant run tackle or catch”—hasn’t been ideal, it’s difficult to get too angry at what Goodell’s bringing in.

In an era of downsizing, layoffs, and record budget deficits, there's one guy who has managed to do alright for himself.  His name is Roger Goodell.  Like our good buddy Joe Ellis, Goodell managed to pull himself up from his bootstraps into the corporate leader he is today.  If only we all had boots that went all the way up to our asses so we didn't have to reach too far.

Hey, we all have to start somewhere, right?  Patrick Willis' mother abandoned him as a kid and his father beat the living snot out of him, and he made it, so I can't be too hard on Goodell for pursuing his own American dream as the son of a United States Senator.  And who the hell am I to question $20 million for a guy who successfully limited the rookie pay scale?

Congratulations, Roger Goodell. You deserve every penny. And unlike Patrick Willis, you don't have to actually take the concussions to make a lot of dough off of football.

I’m glad we had this talk.  Now, vaya con Dios, Brah.

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