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NFL Makes More Cuts

Wednesday, 25 Feb 2009 | 11:06 AM ET
CNBC.com

In response to the current economic environment, the NFL confirmed today that it has reduced its staff by 15 percent.

The league has eliminated a total of 169 positions.

The league is freezing all 2009 salaries in the league office, reducing 2008 compensation (NFL commissioner Roger Goodell took a 20-25 percent cut) and reducing projected expenses for 2009 by 20 percent.

The clubs themselves have also reduced their workforce, with 200 jobs cut so far.

A league official said that about 3/4 of the clubs will be freezing ticket prices for next season.

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