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Staff writer Daniel Kaplan covers the NFL, finance and tennis.

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Goodell Earned Nearly $32M In '15, Not A Large Drop From Scandal-Plagued '14

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 01 / 16

The NFL paid Commissioner Roger Goodell $31.74M in ‘15, the first pay period after the player misconduct scandals of ‘14. While a 7% decline from the previous year, the amount shows owners did not punish him greatly in his wallet for his self-admitted mistakes in handling the Ray Rice su...

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, NFL

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SportsBusiness Journal: Players join ticket-renewal drive

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SportsBusiness Journal: Selig preaches MLB ‘turning point’

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03/17/03
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Tags: Baltimore Orioles, Baltimore Ravens, Cleveland Browns, Football, Minnesota Vikings, MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL

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