In a recent article by ESPN it was reported that:
A copy obtained of the league's tax return confirms the commissioner earned $29.49 million in 2011.
Wow. That is a TON of money. The question that presents itself with this overwhelming statistic is Roger Goodell really worth it? You know, I think so. I've given Roger Goodell a ton of flack over the last few years, but the NFL is one of the most well-managed and successful business enterprises in the world. Even though some may argue that the sport is being "watered down" by Roger Goodell, I think he's doing an excellent job of managing the league and rapidly increasing its popularity while preserving it to make it last. So congrats Mr.Goodell, you've earned your paycheck.