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Steve Bornstein Tops Goodell As Highest-Paid NFL Executive

Bornstein's pay for most recent FY included $3M in base pay and a $4.3M bonus
NFL Commissioner ROGER GOODELL was the "third-highest-compensated official at the NFL in its most recent fiscal year," according to Daniel Kaplan of SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL. The NFL's tax return filed with the IRS last week, which covers the 12-month period ending March 31, 2010, reveals that NFL Exec VP/Media and NFL Network President & CEO STEVE BORNSTEIN earned a league-high $12.65M. Former NFL Commissioner PAUL TAGLIABUE earned $12.51M, "though retirement and deferred pay earned in previous years but paid out in the 2010 fiscal year represented all but $1 million of his take." Goodell earned $9.89M, up from $9.76M from the previous FY. Sports and entertainment compensation adviser CATHY GRIFFIN said, "I wouldn't compare Bornstein to Goodell. I would compare Bornstein to people in the TV business, which has a high compensation level." Kaplan notes Bornstein's pay is a "marked increase from the previous year, which was the first one for which more detailed compensation information was provided in the league's tax return," when he earned $7.5M, 23% less than Goodell. Bornstein's most recent compensation "includes $5.23 million in deferred and retirement pay that can be claimed in future years," $3M in base pay and a $4.3M bonus. Goodell's pay includes a $2.9M base salary and a $6.55M bonus "but no deferred or retirement pay" (SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL, 1/31 issue).
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