Roger Goodell Signs Contract Extension With "Nearly Unanimous Consensus" Among Owners

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell reportedly gets his new contract from the league's compensation committee

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell reportedly gets his new contract from the league's compensation committee

"... We are pleased to report that there is a almost unanimous consensus among the ownership in favor of signing the contract extension now".

"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.' The memo also cites the existence of a 'nearly unanimous consensus" among the owners in favor of finalizing the extension now", Florio's report read.

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Deals of the new contract have not been reported, but ESPN reported in November that Goodell proposed an extension that included $50 million per year and use of a private jet for life. We also have expressed in those conversations our strong and unanimous belief that we should proceed to sign the agreement now, consistent with the unanimous May resolution and to avoid further controversy surrounding this issue.‎ We are pleased to report that there is a almost unanimous consensus among the ownership in favor of signing the contract extension now.

Were the timing on that deal different, Goodell might not have his new contract now.

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On the other hand, Goodell remains distrusted by many NFL players and fans of the league.

The owners next meet in Dallas next Wednesday and Jones is yet to comment on news of Goodell's extension, which is reported to be worth $200m (£149m) over the next five years, but unlike his current contract is believed to be more incentive and target based.

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Clearly the main incentive for National Football League owners to get this done was to have Goodell in place to lead their charge in the next Collective Bargaining Agreement. Since then, his reign has been awash with controversy, most notably the Deflategate scandal involving Tom Brady and the New England Patriots, which ultimately resulted in a four-game suspension of Brady last season. He was mainly displeased due to the way the league handled the situation of Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott. However, he finally accepted his six-game suspension and is now serving it.

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