Published: Wed, December 06, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Reportedly Inks Contract Extension

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Reportedly Inks Contract Extension

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones had reportedly been working behind the scenes to delay or derail the process of Goodell's extension before ultimately backing down.

The deal is reported to be for five years, with the total of the deal being in the ballpark of $200 million over the contract span.

Pro Football Talk reports that the NFL's Compensation Committee today informed all 32 owners that a new contract for Commissioner Roger Goodell has been executed.

The web site reported that, according to the memo, the extension was signed by Goodell and Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank, who heads the league's compensation committee.

Goodell previously made around $40 million a year, depending on how many incentives the leagues achieves in any given season.

In recent days, we have spoken with each of you individually regarding the status of the negotiations to extend Commissioner Goodell's employment contract. The owners voted unanimously in May to authorize Blank to present the deal.

"I'm gonna come after you with everything I have", Jones said on a conference call last month after the league handed Cowboys star running back Ezekiel Elliot a six-game suspension over alleged domestic violence.

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