Roger Goodell signs contract extension as National Football League commissioner, per report

Roger Goodell signs a contract extension

Despite the best efforts of Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has reportedly agreed to a new contract with the league. The New York Times reported that Goodell's extension is for an additional five years.

While the specifics of the deal are not mentioned in the memo, part of what drew the ire of Jones was the incentives and salary Goodell was asking for - namely a near $50 million salary and access to a private jet for life.

According to the six-person compensation committee, there was a almost unanimous consensus among the ownership in favor of signing the contract extension now. Since then, his reign has been awash with controversy, most notably the Deflategate scandal involving Tom Brady and the New England Patriots, which ultimately resulted in a four-game suspension of Brady last season. ". We are pleased to report that there is a almost unanimous consensus among the ownership in favor of signing the contract extension now". All 32 owners approved in May the compensation committee's power to negotiate and sign a deal with Goodell, who replaced Paul Tagliabue in 2006.

"I'm happy that it's over".


Blank said the owners will have a more direct line to Goodell going forward, including a session with the commissioner at future owners meetings.

The contract ends weeks of hostilities during which Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones threatened to sue the National Football League and the six owners on the compensation committee.

Prior to this new deal, Goodell was making in the neighborhood of $30 million a year. Jones was removed as a non-voting seventh member of the committee after his threat of a lawsuit.

Blank told The MMQB that he spoke with Jones recently and that the Cowboys owner "understands the contract and how we got here".

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