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Roger Goodell finally signs contract extension with NFL

Alex Reimer
December 06, 2017 - 4:15 pm

The tedious drama over Roger Goodell’s contract is over. The commissioner has signed a five-year extension with the league worth up to $200 million, according to Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio.

All 32 owners unanimously granted the Compensation Committee permission in May to negotiate an extension with Goodell. But Cowboys owner Jerry Jones started working to sabotage the process in August, citing concerns over the league’s long-term direction and the talks themselves. Jones threatened to sue the league, but never followed through. 

Coincidentally, Jones started griping when Goodell suspended Dallas running back Ezekiel Elliott six games for domestic violence. Jones denies the Elliott suspension is the motivation of his animus towards the commissioner

Goodell reportedly wanted to earn almost $50 million per year with perks such as use of a private jet for life and lifetime health insurance for his family. He’s expected to make roughly $40 million per year with incentives. 

All members of the Compensation Committee, including Robert Kraft, sent out a memo Wednesday to announce the new deal.

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