Published: Fri, December 08, 2017
Medical | By Garry George

NFL's Roger Goodell signs contract extension reportedly worth up to $200M

NFL's Roger Goodell signs contract extension reportedly worth up to $200M

The NFL's Compensation Committee reportedly agreed to a new contract for Commissioner Roger Goodell. But where it was once safe to say that Goodell was a commissioner generally respected by the league's owners-with a few controversies impacting his relationship with Jones and Patriots owner Robert Kraft-his standing with the owners in recent years has come into question.

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the NFL's Compensation Committee has informed all owners that a new contract for Commissioner Roger Goodell has been executed.

Since then, the league's total revenues have more than doubled to $14 billion.

The commish will make $200 million over the next five years despite some unrest from certain owners (hello Jerry Jones) and controversial decisions which have not reflected well with many players or fans.

Among those incentives are continued increases in revenues, stable or rising television ratings, a new labor agreement with the players - the NFL-NFL Players Association deal expires in 2021 - and how much the NFL gets in rights fees when it renews its broadcast contracts.

Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio reported the deal had a "nearly unanimous consensus" among NFL owners.

For months, the status of Goodell's contract extension had been up in the air.

Financial terms of the contract for Goodell, who has been commissioner of the most popular USA sports league since 2006, were not disclosed but multiple media reports said the two sides agreed to a five-year deal worth $200 million.

Goodell was recently in a battle with Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott.

The memorandum to all owners explains that a "binding contract extension has been signed by the Commissioner and by Arthur Blank, on behalf of the League entities".

Jones was not immediately available for comment. Jones had hoped to delay the new deal with Goodell until then, when he could personally raise his concerns to other owners. After that, he was removed as a non-voting seventh member of the compensation committee.

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