The NFL has big problems. Between their kneeling players, lost advertising revenue, and shrinking attendance, the performance of leadership within the NFL as an organization must be questioned. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has a different perspective. He feels his job performance warrants a big raise, lifetime use of a private jet, and lifetime health insurance for his family.
This is where I’d normally put in an analogy about a player having a bad year and asking for a raise, but I don’t know who’s having a bad year this season. I haven’t watched a single NFL game for the first time since I was old enough to push buttons on a remote control.
Roger Goodell, whose contract is up for renewal, is demanding a whopping $50 million annual salary, a huge 60 percent raise over his current annual salary of $30 million. Additionally, Goodell is greedily insisting on the league providing him with a private jet for life, according to a report from ESPN.
As if that’s not enough, to put the icing on the cake, Goodell reportedly has requested the league pay for lifetime health insurance for him and his family. Apparently, he believes that Obamacare wouldn’t be good enough for him or that $50,000,000 wouldn’t be enough to self-insure or purchase his own policy.