Roger Goodell's Pay Raise is a Joke

Anyone who thinks NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is good at his job should be fitted for a straightjacket. The man is by far the worst commissioner in the history of the league and sure, he had some big shoes to fill, but talk about falling flat on your face! Goodell literally has no idea what he’s doing. First of all, he takes way too long to make even the simplest decisions and when he finally makes them, they’re typically bad ones. So the fact his salary literally tripled in the past three years is baffling.

You read that right; if the league tax return being talked about on every major sports media network is correct, Goodell made $11.6 million in 2010 and then a whopping $29.5 million in 2011. So the man most responsible for the NFL lockout a couple of years ago got a raise instead of a pay cut for his pathetic handling of the situation. Yeah, that makes a lot of sense.

But that’s not even the best part! Over two-thirds of Goodell’s salary increase in 2011 was a bonus from the owners! So not only is Goodell a complete idiot who is slowly ruining the NFL, but he’s apparently done such a great job of convincing the rest of the league’s executives that turning away fans’ interest is their best move that they gave him a huge raise. What sense does that make?!

It simply doesn’t add up. The man is terrible at his job and has become the NFL’s punchline, yet he gets a raise that easily makes him the highest paid professional sports commissioner in America. You know what they say: this is the land of opportunity. However, I’m pretty sure this isn’t what our founding fathers meant.

Jeric Griffin is the Director of Content for Follow him on Twitter @JericGriffin, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google