NFL Players React To Roger Goodell’s New $200 Million Contract

Bryan Brandom
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Roger Goodell didn’t quite get the $50 million yearly salary he’d requested not quite a month ago, but he got damn close.

The NFL commissioner and the league’s owners have agreed on a contract that could make him $200 million over the next five years if every bonus and incentive is met. Not bad for someone so terrible at every facet of his job that doesn’t involve making the team owners absurd amounts of cash.

NFL players, the athletes among the United States’ four major team sports with easily the least player-friendly CBA, didn’t appreciate his bonkers salary.

In addition to his $50 million-per-year request in November, Goodell asked for lifetime health insurance and use of a private jet, a slap in the face to former players with lasting physical and mental ailments that the league actively does not support.

“Our Committee unanimously supports the contract and believes that it is fully consistent with ‘market’ compensation and the financial and other parameters outlined to the owners at our May 2017 meeting, as well as in the best interests of ownership,” wrote the NFL’s compensation committee wrote in a letter to fellow NFL owners. “… We are pleased to report that there is a nearly unanimous consensus among the ownership in favor of signing the contract extension now.”