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Roger Goodell earned every penny

Yes, he made a lot of money -- but thanks to him, so did owners and players

Originally Published: February 19, 2013
By Ashley Fox | ESPN.com

No wonder Roger Goodell didn't mind working for one dollar during the National Football League's lockout of its players in 2011. He more than made up for it by the end of the year.

Goodell's executive compensation package as commissioner of this country's most popular professional sports league is extravagant. Roddy White no doubt thinks it is outrageous. According to a tax return the league filed last week, in 2011 Goodell made $29.49 million, more than double the ...

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