NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Reportedly Inks Contract Extension

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Reportedly Inks Contract Extension

According to Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio, the NFL's Compensation Committee has informed all of the league's 32 owners that it has approved Goodell's extension.

The Commissioner finally has a new contract.

The New York Times reported that Goodell's extension is for an additional five years.

In a league memo obtained by PFT, the "binding contract extension" was signed by Goodell and Falcons owner Arthur Blank, who serves as the chairman of the NFL's Compensation Committee.

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Goodell and the NFL have been criticized by fans and even President Donald Trump for allowing players to protest inequality and police brutality against minorities by sitting or kneeling during the national anthem.

Goodell's contract extension was getting fought at one point by Dallas Cowboys' owner Jerry Jones, reportedly over Goodell's handling of the Ezekiel Elliott suspension.

Jones had been removed as a non-voting seventh member of the compensation committee after his threat of a lawsuit. Roughly 85 percent of the total potential compensation package is from bonuses, which would be subject to ownership approval and validation. The deal was signed today, according to ProFootballTalk, although the terms of the deal have not yet been disclosed.

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