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Chiefs pay cuts will reach the top of organization

2011 NFL Scouting Combine - Media Day

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 25: Kansas City Chiefs head coach Todd Haley answers questions during a media session at the 2011 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 25, 2011 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

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Every employee that works for the Chiefs will share in the lost revenues associated with a possible work stoppage.

Adam Teicher of the Kansas City Star reports that everyone in the organization will see a pay reduction if there is a lockout. That includes G.M. Scott Pioli, head coach Todd Haley, and team President Mark Donovan.

The plan will allow the Chiefs to avoid laying off any employees. They also won’t force anyone to take unpaid furloughs and employees will retain their full benefits.

Now that we think about it, we’re surprised there isn’t more outrage about the approach the Jets are taking. Assistant coaches are the men that can least afford a pay decrease.

Teams like the Giants are trying to avoid any pay reductions in the short term. The Chiefs will only reduce their average employee pay by 10% in a “worst case scenario” and the salaries of “top executives, vice presidents and assistant coaches would be reduced by less than 20 percent, on average” according to Teicher’s source.

Everyone on the Chiefs will be paid in full if the whole 2011 season is played.