NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Is Asking For a Private Jet and $50 Million a Year in His Next Contract

Hopefully the poor guy will at least have some benefits.
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NFL players turn on Roger Goodell - Unless something truly outrageous happens in the playoffs, this NFL season will be remembered as the one with all the scandals. Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson, Ray McDonald and Greg Hardy were all problems for the league, but none of them was as big a problem as the hapless Roger Goodell. The commissioner's incompetence came to a head in September during a disastrous press conference that had NFL players openly criticizing him in droves. To watch athletes who are usually so guarded with their words call out the head of the NFL was a thing of beauty. As Sidney Rice so eloquently put it, “Boo this man… [ghost emoji]”

Roger Goodell

Poor Roger Goodell. If the guy doesn't get a break in his next contract with the NFL, he might be out... well, a private jet or something. 

Seriously, though—conflict between the commissioner and various teams and players notwithstanding, Goodell's contract is up for extension and he wants some massive perks, reports ESPN. Here's what the NFL's Compensation Committee will address for the commissioner on Monday:

The last written counterproposal from Goodell, which was around the first of August, was seeking about $49.5 million per year, as well as the lifetime use of a private jet and lifetime health insurance for his family, according to a source familiar with the negotiations.  

If Goodell did get this supposedly mythical package it's amount to a $20 million raise from his current paltry $30 million. 

Naturally, at least one anonymous team owner told the sports network he felt Goodell's alleged request was "offensive," and "unseemly." 

Regardless of the massive amount of money and perks he's requested, Goodell reportedly will not quit his job and is "defiant." Another unnamed team owner said the commissioner is "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."

Who can blame the guy for just trying to get ahead? It's the difference between driving a gold Rolls Royce and a platinum one. And who doesn't have sympathy for him after learning of his wife's crippling Twitter habit

We wish the commish well in his efforts, even if we're pretty sure the New England Patriots won't.

h/t ESPN