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NFL commissioner Tagliabue to retire in July

Updated: March 21, 2006, 2:41 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Paul Tagliabue is leaving the NFL, and he's leaving it both peaceful and prosperous.

Growth Spurt

How much has the NFL grown under Paul Tagliabue's leadership?

Television contracts 1990: Four-year, $3.6 billion contract (Inflation Value: $5.35 billion) 2006: Contracts with four networks and DirecTV spanning as much as eight years is now worth $23.91 billion

Gross League Revenues 1990: $1.1 billion (Inflation Value: $1.63 billion) 2006: $5.8 billion

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