Roger Goodell paid $44.2 million in 2012

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is extremely well-compensated.

He was paid $35.1 million in salary, bonus and pension compensation, an incentive payment of $5 million and a $4.1 million pension payment from the lockout from 2011, according to an NFL tax filing. So, he made a total of $44.2 million.

Under Goodell's stewardship last season, the NFL made over $10 billion.

“I have had the privilege of working with Roger Goodell closely over the past eight years,” Patriots owner Robert Kraft said. “He provided great leadership and vision in helping navigate through a major labor negotiation and extending our TV contracts, which in fact have created a decade of stability that is unheard of in today’s sports and entertainment environment. I feel that as Commissioner he runs the business as if he were an owner-operator. I consider him to be one of the most outstanding managers in the country. We are lucky to have him at the helm.”

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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