The Players

Roger Goodell

Position: NFL Commissioner
Age: 51
Education: Washington & Jefferson College
Experience: Joined the NFL as intern in 1982. Held the role of chief operating officer before being named to succeed Paul Tagliabue in 2006
Compensation: $9.76 million (2009)

Eric Grubman

Position: NFL Executive V.P. of Business Operations
Age: 52
Education: U.S. Naval Academy, Harvard Business School
Experience: Former partner and managing director at Goldman Sachs (GS), former co-president of Constellation Energy Group
Compensation: $4.44 million (2009)

DeMaurice Smith

Position: Executive Director, NFL Players Assn.
Age: 46
Education: Cedarville University, University of Virginia School of Law
Experience: Partner at Patton Boggs law firm, counsel to then-Deputy Attorney General Eric Holder at the U.S. Justice Dept.
Compensation: $1.8 million

Kevin Mawae

Position: President, NFL Players Assn.
Age: 40
Education: Louisiana State University
Experience: Played 16 seasons with the Titans, Jets, and Seahawks; elected president of the NFLPA in 2008
Compensation: No salary

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