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Goodell cuts own pay by 20 percent

Updated: February 25, 2009, 7:25 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

NEW YORK -- Commissioner Roger Goodell is taking a pay cut and the league staff has been trimmed by 15 percent because of the reeling economy, the NFL confirmed Wednesday.

The league said that its staff cuts have resulted in a reduction of 169 jobs through buyouts, layoffs and other methods. That amounts to a little more than 15 percent of the league's work force of 1,100.

"All of us understand that it will continue to take collective sacrifice to get through this challenging ...

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