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NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is apparently suffering from football-induced brain damage.

Goodell, who makes $30 million a year, is demanding an annual salary of $49.5 million, a private jet for life, and lifetime health insurance for his entire family in his new contract negotiations, according to ESPN (see video).

That’s in spite of the fact that the NFL’s popularity and TV ratings have tanked because of his gross mismanagement of the national anthem protests, which have alienated countless football fans.

Many team owners balked at Goodell’s proposed salary hike, noting that some owners don’t even make that kind of money.

“It’s offensive. It’s unseemly,” one owner told ESPN. “That number for Roger just seems too much. Several owners in this league don’t make $40 million a year.”

The NFL’s compensation committee will hold a conference call to discuss the contract extension. Roger Goodell is currently at odds with Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, who’s demanding the NFL be transparent in its contract talks with Goodell.

Jones said he will sue the NFL if Goodell’s contract extension is finalized without the approval of all team owners.

Liberal “political activist” Colin Kaepernick, who doesn’t even vote, stopped standing for the national anthem to protest “racism” by White America. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

While some team owners want Goodell out, insiders say there’s little chance he’ll be fired. And he certainly won’t quit his gravy-train gig.

“Roger is defiant,” one NFL owner told ESPN. “He’s not going to resign; he’s not going to take a pay cut. He can stand to show some humility, but he won’t listen to staff.”

Meanwhile, the pictures don’t lie. Under Goodell’s tenure, the NFL is no longer America’s most popular sport. It’s unclear how Goodell can justify a pay raise when his mismanagement has hit the league where it hurts the most: Ratings and revenues.

Check out these empty seats in NFL stadiums around the country since the national anthem protests erupted. You can thank Colin Kaepernick for that.

Samantha Chang


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