Originally posted on Player Perspective  |  Last updated 2/13/12

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - FEBRUARY 05: Commissioner of the NFL Roger Goodell speaks to members of the media during the NFL Commissioner Press Conference held at the Greater Ft. Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center as part of media week for Super Bowl XLIV on February 5, 2010 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Details about Roger Goodell’s new contract that makes him NFL commissioner through March of 2019 continue to emerge. Today media outlets like Pro Football Talk reporters that Goodell would be making around 20 million dollars by the end of the decade. In Atlanta Falcons’ WR Roddy White’s mind that is way too much. When he saw the salary report he tweeted:

“How in the hell can u pay a man this much money that cant run tackle or catch”

This is funny to me because it’s so rare for ANYONE, especially an athlete, to question how much executives make or to frame the conversation such that the players are more important than the executives. It almost never happens. I don’t think White is even aware of the fact that he said something extraordinary. I think White is more irreverent than he is smart. Were he not, he would have phrased his opinion differently. That doesn’t make his core point ‘wrong’ just unsupported.

Personally, I think we should question executive pay a lot more often. The entire lockout was a result of people who had a lot of money wanting even more. How much is too much was never fully discussed on the side of executives but talked about ad nauseam as it pertains to players. Executives always get the benefit of the doubt when it comes to their salaries. There’s a presumption of genius there that is disturbing.

To speak to  Goodell, I do think his salary is a nod to how much he will have to contend with going forward as well as how much the league has grown under his tenure. Whether we like it or not, Goodell is going to maintain oversight of major changes to the game we all know and love. The dozens of lawsuits that have been filed thus far demand that he does. He is going to have a lot of work on his hands and his influence over the next phrase of the game will be much bigger than any players’.

Notice I decided not to make any jokees about White’s inability to run or catch during the Falcons’ wildcard game. My restraint is high today for some odd reason.

 

 

 

 

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Best and worst from NBA All-Star Saturday night

WATCH: Klay Thompson can't go home unless he beats Steph Curry in 3-Point contest

Star players are hurting Houston Rockets

Emmitt Smith: Adrian Peterson only current player who could break rushing record

Coach K gets buzzer-beater win over Virginia for his birthday

Baylor approves new measures to deal with sexual assault

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Joe Mauer: Concussions blurred vision, affected hitting

LeBron James says Kevin Love-Celtics trade rumor is false

Michael Jordan gifts Kobe Bryant full set of Air Jordans

Bethune-Cookman football player killed at party

Former UFC heavyweight Kevin Randleman dead at 44

WATCH: Chelsea scores three goals in less than 20 minutes

LaVine, Gordon put on best NBA dunk contest in years

WATCH: Thompson beats teammate Curry in 3-point contest

NFL teams, players hand out awesome Valentines

Earl Campbell ‘disappointed’ in Johnny Manziel, wants to help

Big man Karl-Anthony Towns wins NBA skills challenge

MLB commish: Cubs will host All-Star Game in near future

WATCH: Memphis forward recreates Vince Carter's elbow dunk in game

Bruins forward is goal scoring machine after suspension

Michael Jordan gives Kobe Bryant complete set of Air Jordans

Drake has Kentucky edition of custom ‘OVO’ Air Jordan 8s

QUIZ: Name every NBA All-Star Game MVP

Watch rare footage of Stephen Curry from 2001-02 emerges

Check out this custom camouflage Oregon helmet

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Ranking the ten best free agent pitcher signings

Who had the best NBA All-Star Game of the last 40 years?

The winners and losers of the 2016 MLB offseason

On Kobe Bryant and taking greatness for granted

Bucks need to choose between wins, development

Fantasy booking WrestleMania 32

Unrestricted free agents each team must consider re-signing

QUIZ: Name the winners of the NBA Slam Dunk Contest

Thank you Daniel Bryan

The timeless greatness of Jaromir Jagr

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker