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Goodell Took a Pay Cut Should the Players Too?

Granted their contracts are not guaranteed but, given the current economic crisis, could NFL players appeal to fans by following their commissioner in taking a 10% pay cut?

Posted by Emil Steiner on February 16, 2009 8:58 AM
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February 17th Winner: PlayByTheRules

It is long past time for player salaries to move back into the realm of reality. Why should a family of four pay more than a month's utility bills to go to a ball game?

Posted by TOP COMMENTER, on February 17, 2009 11:28 PM

Should NFL Players Take a Pay Cut?

Granted their contracts are not guaranteed but, given the current economic crisis, could NFL players appeal to fans by following their commissioner in taking a 10% pay cut? You decide...

Posted by Reader Poll, on February 17, 2009 4:45 PM

Let Him Earn His Money

I would rather have Goodell earning his salary, and looking at the big picture, than trying some sort of stimulus gesture that would be the equivalent of a Band-Aid on an amputation.

Posted by Doug Farrar, on February 16, 2009 11:16 AM

A Cut Above

With all due respect to Goodell, no one pays to watch the commissioner at work.

Posted by Gene Wang, on February 16, 2009 10:07 AM

No to Player Pay Cuts

For the record, the commissioner's "giveback" is more of a PR move than a true magnanimous gesture.

Posted by Peter Schaffer, on February 16, 2009 9:42 AM

Cuts Start at the Top

What if the owners gave their fans a little stimulus package of their own?

Posted by Dan Levy, on February 16, 2009 9:16 AM

FEATURED COMMENTS

warrensapp44: Players are so grossly over paid that taking 10% off would not even hurt them much. If you earn 10 million a year, then you lose a million w...

mainstreetmedia: Cap the players? Only after cutting the salary of all of the "front office" folks. The players bring in the bacon. They are the ones who kee...

IMHO1: My understanding is the salary cap is based on league revenues. If revenues do indeed drop, as you might expect given the economy, the play...

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