NFL Commissioner volunteers to go without salary amid coronavirus pandemic

first_imgFinancial impacts of the coronavirus have reached the NFL in form of pay cuts and furloughs.According to a memo issued to league employees, NFL commissioner, Roger Goodell, has given up his salary temporarily.Goodell reduced his $40 million annual salary to $0 earlier this month.The league is also implementing reductions in base salary for league staffers beginning with the pay period ending May 22. The reduction will be 5% for workers up to the manager’s level, 7% for directors, 10% for vice presidents, 12% for senior vice presidents, and 15% for executive vice presidents.Some staffers will also be asked to take furloughs. In a memo sent to league office staffers, Goodell also said no employee earning a base salary of less than $100,000 will be affected by these reductions, and no employee’s salary will be reduced below $100,000 by the reductions.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.last_img read more