NEW YORK (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell made $35 million in 2013, according to tax returns submitted by the league.
The NFL on Friday released the amount Goodell earned in salary, bonus and pension compensation. Goodell made $35.1 million in 2012, with an additional $5 million in incentive pay and $4.1 million pension payment from the 2011 lockout year that was paid in 2012.
Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank, a member of the league’s compensation committee, said in a statement that compensation packages are reviewed annually. The committee will “conduct a thoughtful review and make a determination of 2014 compensation in March.”
Goodell was heavily criticized this season for his handling of the domestic violence case of former Baltimore Raven Ray Rice.
The league’s revenues have approached $10 billion and its TV ratings dominate all other programming.