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Commissioner Roger Goodell rakes in $35 million in 2013

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National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell speaks at a news conference to address domestic violence issues and the NFL's Personal Conduct Policy, in New York, September 19, 2014. (REUTERS/Mike Segar)

National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell speaks at a news conference to address domestic violence issues and the NFL's Personal Conduct Policy, in New York, September 19, 2014. (REUTERS/Mike Segar)

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell made $35 million in 2013, a 21% drop from his $44.2 million salary in 2012.

Goodell is paid a base salary of $3.5 million.

Ninety percent of his annual compensation comes from bonuses.

His 2012 total earnings were skewed by $9 million in deferred pay.

Goodell's salary information is available because the NFL is considered a non-profit organization and is exempt from federal corporate taxes.

The NFL's 32 owners are responsible for paying the commissioner, who has endured a controversial year with the Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson scandals.

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