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WSJ: Larry Scott is the highest paid college commissioner

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Larry Scott made a big splash as Pac-12 commissioner when he landed a multi-billion television deal for his conference that will make it among the richest in college athletics.

In that vein, Scott has upstaged his own league. Citing tax records, the Wall Street Journal reports Scott made over $3 million for the 2011-12 year. That amount would apparently make him the highest paid commissioner at the college level. Scott’s total salary of $3,022,462 breaks down into $1,575,000 in base salary, $1,376,000 from a bonus and additional compensation of $71,462.

For reference, that’s a couple hundred thousand more than Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany and about twice as much as SEC commish Mike Slive.

But who’s counting?

Can’t say it’s not deserved, though. Scott has done a tremendous job with the Pac-12’s exposure over the last few years.

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2 Responses to “WSJ: Larry Scott is the highest paid college commissioner”
  1. dg0122 says: May 21, 2013 10:00 AM

    he looks like the guy that plays Rosenstein on Boardwalk Empire in that pic

  2. alligatorsnapper says: May 21, 2013 12:50 PM

    Are the SEC coaches taking so much money out of the system that Slive can’t be paid more? (Come on, now, I know it is a different kitty from which they are paid.)

    With Slive’s new negotiations for the SEC Network and the new contract for the SEC, maybe Slive needs to quit being his own lawyer and get some cushy retirement set up while he builds his legacy?

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