NFL Labor Talks: Roger Goodell To Lower Salary to $1 if Lockout Happens

January 27, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The NFL is on the verge of a labor stoppage after the current collective bargaining agreement expires on March 4. As the deadline approaches, the commissioner has pledged to reduce his annual salary to one dollar if the two sides do not reach an agreement. Goodell has also asked the compensation committee not to make any bonus payments to him until after a deal is reached.
Goodell reportedly earns upward of $10 million a year once bonuses are added. On the surface, it appears that the commissioner is making an effort to extend a branch to the NFLPA to get a new collective bargaining agreement in place.
However, there is also a nagging feeling that this may be a PR stunt on the behalf of the commissioner. Being that Roger Goodell earns such a handsome salary, he surely won't suffer by reducing his salary to a token $1 amount.
Furthermore, the commissioner isn't necessarily foregoing his bonuses. He's simply not taking payment on them until a new labor deal is in plac...

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