Published: Tue, November 14, 2017
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Roger Goodell Seeks New Contract With $50M Salary And A Private Jet

Jerry Jones, the owner of the Dallas Cowboys, has changed his mind since the National Football League spring meeting, and is now trying to stall the deal regarding Goodell's five-year extension. Jones contends that Blank has misled owners about having the unanimous approval of the six-man committee to extend Goodell.

However, Goodell apparently believes he's doing a fine job and would like to continue doing it. ESPN reported Sunday morning that Goodell's contractual demands, made in early August, included a $50 million annual salary, the lifetime use of a private jet and lifetime insurance for his family. "Several owners in this league don't make $40 million a year". "He felt the best way to do that was to get away from this environment. and really work to get himself in the best possible shape", Jones said.

The negotiations with Goodell has become controversial with Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones reportedly threatened to sue if the league goes forward with the deal.

"I've had games where I didn't visit [with the opposing owner before a game] for whatever the reasons", Jones said, "but it's rare".

Despite NFL protests, which have resulted in a ratings slide, team owners will look to Goodell to play a key role in leading the league through the next collective bargaining agreement and broadcast contract cycle.

NFL Network first reported the news of Elliott's plans.

Jones had served as a non-voting, ad-hoc member of the negotiating committee until he was removed at the weekend by Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank, who heads the negotiating committee.

"It's about concussions, Jones vs. Goodell, [Ezekiel Elliott's suspension], the anthem".

Stephen Jones noted that the Cowboys aren't permitted to have contact with Elliott during his suspension but was hopeful that the running back will be able to stay in playing shape.

The six-member committee consists of Blank, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, Houston Texans owner Bob McNair, Kansas City Chiefs owner Clark Hunt, New York Giants co-owner John Mara, and Pittsburgh Steelers owner Art Rooney II.

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