The NFL is a “non-profit” which allows it to avoid all sorts of taxation. That makes sense.
(From Showbiz 411)
In order to have that status, the NFL must be run as a charitable foundation. In 2012, they gave away a meager $2.3 million. Almost all of it–$2.1 million– went to the NFL Hall of Fame.
Goodell made 15 times what the group donated to other charities.