NFL Commissioner Goodell had $29.5M in compensation in 2011

Cesar Tordesillas – 4E Sports Contributor

NY, NY, United States (4E Sports) – NFL commissioner Roger Goodell earned $29.49 million in 2011, according to the league’s tax return.

This is almost three times the $11.6 million he earned in 2010, and likely makes him the highest-paid commissioner in sports.

Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig and NBA commissioner David Stern earn in the range of $20 million annually.

NFL’s general counsel, Jeff Pash, who like Goodell reduced his salary to $1 during the 2011 lockout, came away with $8.8 million in total compensation.

The Sports Business Daily was the first to report the numbers.

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