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Scudamore awarded bonus for TV rights deals

Richard Scudamore, the outgoing chief executive of football’s English Premier League, earned an additional bonus of more than £4m (€4.4m/$5.1m) for the rights deals he negotiated for the competition in 2018, according to The Times.

The UK newspaper, citing club sources, reported that the bonus was given to Scudamore in addition to the £5m exit payment he received by clubs.

Scudamore stepped down from his role in December. The Times noted that the Premier League’s annual accounts showed that Scudamore earned £2.6m for the year ending July 31, 2018. This figure reportedly included a £1.5m bonus, which represented the third portion of a £4.5m payment awarded to Scudamore for his negotiation of the league’s rights deals for the three-year period from 2016 to 2019.

The Times’ report added that Scudamore was given a “similar” bonus for the rights deals he negotiated for the 2019-2022 period.

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