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Published: Thu, December 07, 2017
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Roger Goodell Contract Extension Reportedly Reached By NFL Owners

Roger Goodell Contract Extension Reportedly Reached By NFL Owners

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.

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.

Despite almost incessant griping by Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones about Goodell's demands, and his ensuing attempt to stop the extension at all costs, Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio reports that an extension was signed.

The deal will reportedly be worth about $40 million over the five years, according to the Washington Post.

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". The memo also cited a "nearly unanimous consensus" among National Football League owners who supported finalizing the deal.

The owners will all get together on December 13, a meeting which will likely end up shedding a bit more light on the details and on the process of extension.

Sources previously told ESPN that Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was leading an effort to try to halt the league's compensation committee from completing the extension.

Jones had been removed as a non-voting seventh member of the compensation committee after his threat of a lawsuit.

Goodell has earned more than $200 million since he became commissioner in 2006. With Jones under the impression that the deal wouldn't be done before then, there's a good chance the other 31 owners could be dealing with an irate Jones by the time that meeting rolls around.

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