NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Reportedly Inks Contract Extension

Dec 07, 2017, 00:19
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Reportedly Inks Contract Extension

As noted in the memo, a unanimous decision to extend the commissioner's contract was reached in May of this year.

National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell has signed his contract extension with a "near unanimous consensus" among owners, according to ProFootballTalk.

"We are pleased to report that there is a almost unanimous consensus among the ownership in favor of signing the contract extension now", the NFL's compensation committee said in a letter obtained by FOX Business.

Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank, who chairs the compensation committee, in a letter to fellow owners said Goodell's pay is "fully consistent with market compensation".

According to the six-person compensation committee, there was a almost unanimous consensus among the ownership in favor of signing the contract extension now.

CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora has confirmed that Goodell has been given a new deal by the NFL's Compensation Committee.

The league's 32 owners voted unanimously in May to authorize Blank and the compensation committee to negotiate an extension with Goodell, whose previous deal ran through 2019 and paid him $31.7 million in 2015, the a year ago for which his salary was reported.

It got so bad, at one point, that Jones threatened to sue the league should the extension go through.

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

All members of the Compensation Committee, including Robert Kraft, sent out a memo Wednesday to announce the new deal.

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