Oh Goodie!

June 28, 2008

Seems Roger Goodell would like to see an internship program in the NFL. ESPN.com reports today that NFL Commish Goodell is speaking out about the “ridiculously” high salaries given to rookies. He cites recent draftee Jake Long’s $57.75 million contract with $30 million guaranteed as a particularly offensive situation.

“There’s something wrong about the system,” Goodell said Friday. “The money should go to people who perform.”

Goodell referred to Michigan tackle Jake Long‘s five-year, $57.75 million contract — with $30 million guaranteed. Long was the first overall draft pick by the Miami Dolphins in April.

“He doesn’t have to play a down in the NFL and he already has his money,” Goodell said

You know, he does have a point. However part of the ridiculous fun of the NFL is the exorbitant amount of money owners are willing to spend to try and win a Superbowl.

And another thing, Goodell said:

“And that money is not going to players that are performing. It’s going to a player that never makes it in the NFL. And I think that’s ridiculous.”

Now why do I think T.O. is going to come out loud and strong in support of that statement?

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-Your Gridiron Goddess



  1. Funny how I didn’t see Roger boycotting the NFL Draft or having an issue shaking hands with all the instant millionaires created with each pick. The more I hear this guy the less I care for him. Of course he is right that draft choices get money without doing anything for it…is that a new concept he just came across? No, he’s already starting the damage control and public posturing for when the league shuts down in a few years because he and the owners decide to take back the legitimate piece of the pie that goes to the players at this time. This commish may turn out to be a bigger puppet than Bud Selig.

  2. Sportsattitude– I tend to agree with you– I think Roger Goodell is first and foremost a businessman and his business strategies (that I know of) are pretty sound. But this is the NFL, not IBM.

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