Published: Wed, December 06, 2017
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

NFL agrees to contract extension with Commissioner Roger Goodell

NFL agrees to contract extension with Commissioner Roger Goodell

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 past year for which his salary was reported.

Less than 24 hours after Jerry Jones said that a new contract for Roger Goodell wouldn't be getting done this week, the NFL's 32 owners made a decision to do one anyway.

Roger Goodell has signed a contract extension to remain commissioner of the NFL, ProFootballTalk reported Wednesday, citing a memo sent to owners. Since then, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has been working to delay and/or derail the process.


Coincidentally, Jones started griping when Goodell suspended Dallas running back Ezekiel Elliott six games for domestic violence. The owners voted unanimously in May to authorize Blank to present the deal. Although Jones had been claiming that he had several owners in his corner who were also against Goodell's contract, the memo noted that there was a "nearly unanimous consensus" among owners who thought it was a good idea to give Goodell an extension.

Blank is the owner of the Atlanta Falcons and the head of the negotiation committee, which was tasked with negotiating the deal.

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