NFL Commissioner Gives Up His $40 Million Salary And Will Cut League Employees’ Pay

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, who was slated to make up to $40 million this year, decided to slash his salary to $0 as America’s most popular and profitable sports league deals with the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. The news of Goodell’s pay cut coincided with an internal league memo, obtained by NPR, in which he announced executive pay reductions and furloughs of league employees. In the memo, which was sent to the NFL league office staff in New York, NFL Films and NFL Network on Wednesday, Goodell warned that the pandemic’s economic effects “will be deeper and longer lasting than anyone anticipated.” The pay cuts show that even the NFL, which generated more than $15 billion during the 2018 season, is not immune to the economic consequences of a global pandemic. “Last month the Commissioner requested that he voluntarily reduce his salary to $0, which went into effect earlier this month,” NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy confirmed in an email to NPR. Over the past six


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