NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Voluntarily Forgoes Salary as Coronavirus Pandemic Continues

According to USA Today, Goodell earns around $4 to 5 million in salary, annually, and receives $40 million in total annual compensation.

The NFL also announced additional financial decisions in response to coronavirus. Employees making at least $100,000 would see their pay cut between 5 and 15 percent, depending on their rank, while staffers making less than $100,000 will not see any reductions.

According to Rooney's memo, some employees will be placed on furlough beginning May 8, USA Today reported.

The NFL has maintained for weeks that it would move forward with the start of the regular season in early September, though they remained open to changes depending on future health recommendations.

“We’re still in March, so it’s quite a few months between now and when our season would begin,” NFL executive vice president and general counsel Jeff Pash said last month. “The belief and the information that we have is leading us to continue on focusing on a season that starts on time and played in a normal way.”

Weeks after Pash's comments, coronavirus remains a threat in the United States and around the world. With training camp scheduled to take place in July, it is becoming increasingly likely the NFL will have to shorten — or at the very least, postpone — their upcoming season.

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