NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell volunteers to go without salary amid coronavirus pandemic; league enforces pay cuts, furloughs

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell volunteers to go without salary amid coronavirus pandemic; league enforces pay cuts, furloughs

The financial impacts of the coronavirus have reached the NFL in the form of pay cuts and furloughs for league staffers.

Meanwhile, commissioner Roger Goodell has given up his salary for the time being, according to a memo issued to league employees.

Goodell, who draws an annual salary of $40 million, went to the compensation committee and volunteered to reduce his salary to $0, and the matter was approved. Goodell’s salary reduction was implemented earlier this month.

League staffers making at least $100,000 will receive pay cuts of between 5-15%, depending on positional ranks. Employees making less than $100,000 per year will not have their pay reduced. Some individuals working in the league office will be asked to take furloughs.

The league office furloughs are expected to begin on May 8, according to the memo.

The NFL continues to plan for a release of the regular-season schedule some time during the first full week of May. And for now, the league continues to aim for an on-time start for the season.

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Source: https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/2020/04/29/nfl-roger-goodell-salary-coronavirus-league-pay-cuts-furloughs/3049732001/

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