The NFL has hemorrhaged fans over the past two years since the anti-American anthem protests first began.
While the league should have quickly nipped it in the bud, they allowed the protests to grow, further alienating fans.
Now, the NFL just inked a deal, and may have sealed its fate.
Roger Goodell and the NFL just completed his contract extension negotiation and the details were just announced.
Fox Business reports:
The contract extension carries a five-year term that will keep Goodell in place as commissioner through 2024. Goodell will earn a guaranteed annual salary of $3.5 million, though he could earn as much as $50 million through incentives, sources told FOX Business senior correspondent Charles Gasparino.
Aside from his salary, Goodell will also have access to a private plane for personal and business-related travel, according to sources familiar with the agreement. The NFL will cover travel expenses when Goodell uses the plane for business, though he will have to pay out of pocket for personal use.
Goodell will also have access to a private plane of his choosing when he retires, though he will have to pay for air travel, maintenance and crew fees, the sources added. An NFL spokesman declined to comment further about Goodell’s finances or air travel.
It seems unbelievable.
But then again, this is a league that allowed the Commissioner to preside over consecutive years of declining ratings and attendance.
The NFL’s top brass appears to be simply out of touch with reality.
Their eyes are still set on planting the NFL’s flag on far off distant shores in England and Mexico.
Meanwhile, their longtime fans at home no longer care enough to buy merchandise, pay for overpriced tickets to attend games, or even watch on TV.
The NFL’s lack of leadership is once again on display with this decision.
Can anything pull the league back from the brink? Or is it too far gone?
Let us know your thoughts below!