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Daniel Kaplan

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

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NFL Paid Goodell $31.74M In '15, Down 7% From '14 Compensation

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 06 / 30 / 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 suspension...

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