The list of athletes who have made more money than Roger Goodell is short

The NFL owners appear to be headed to a war amongst themselves as Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has reportedly threatened to sue other owners over Roger Goodell’s next contract, a five-year deal that appears to be close to being finalised.

While we don’t know how much Goodell will make in his next contract — the deal is expected to be heavily incentive-based — we do know that he has made a lot of money already as commissioner of the NFL. In fact, Goodell made more as commissioner during one recent ten-year stretch than any player in the league.

According to ESPN, Goodell made $US212.5 million from 2006 through 2015. Only two athletes in North American sports leagues made more during that period, and both played in other sports, Ale Rodriguez and Kobe Bryant. Here are the people who made the most money in each of the top North American sports leagues during that period.

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