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Roger Goodell Shows Up Calhoun, Takes One for the Team.

by: JamieD On  Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Total Pro Sports- Don’t tell Jim Calhoun, but NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has decided to take a 20 percent pay cut.

This comes on the heals of Calhoun’s blowup, one which Governor M. Jodi Rell of Connecticut has called “embarrassing”.  Jim flipped out at the thought of taking a cut to his $1.6 million salary when confronted about the situation by freelance journalist Ken Kreyeske.  Although Calhoun claimed to be bringing in $12 million a year to the University, our friends at Deadspin helped uncover the true numbers behind all this.

As for the numbers behind Goddell’s NFL.  Well lets just say they are not all out yet, but there are reports that 15% of the leagues staff has been dismissed because to the economic problems facing the country.  Godell has yet to pull a tantrum and disclose how much he his bringing in to his league, but we’ll have an eye out for his next press conference.  Maybe Ken Kreyeske can get a photo pass for that one too.

And in case you missed it, here is Calhoun’s press conference tirade.