NEW YORK (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell made $35 million in 2013, according to tax returns submitted by the league.
The NFL on Friday released the amount Goodell earned in salary, bonus and pension compensation. Goodell made $35.1 million in 2012, with an additional $5 million in incentive pay and $4.1 million pension payment from the 2011 lockout year that was paid in 2012.
Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank, a member of the league’s compensation committee, said in a statement that compensation packages are reviewed annually. The committee will “conduct a thoughtful review and make a determination of 2014 compensation in March.”
Goodell was heavily criticized this season for his handling of the domestic-violence case of former Baltimore Raven Ray Rice.
The league’s revenues have approached $10 billion and its TV ratings dominate all other programming.
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