Roger Goodell Signs Extension To Remain NFL Commissioner

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The contract extension carries a five-year term that will keep Goodell in place as commissioner through 2024.

The NFL's compensation committee informed the owners that a new contract has been signed with Goodell, NBC's Pro Football Talk reported Wednesday afternoon.

According to the six-person compensation committee, there was a almost unanimous consensus among the ownership in favor of signing the contract extension now.

The Compensation Committee consisted of six owners and was given authorization to execute an extension for Goodell.




Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones had been fighting to prevent, or at least delay, Goodell's contract extension but he apparently didn't have almost enough support from his fellow owners.

Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank, who heads the compensation committee, told The MMQB he was "relieved" that Goodell had signed the deal. It was particularly gratifying to hear so many owners commit to being more engaged in League affairs and to express the desire to work more closely with the Commissioner and League staff on matters critical to the League. However, critics have questioned Goodell's handling of several key issues, including the NFL's concussion scandal, declining television ratings and national anthem protests that have rankled some fans and sponsors. He's expected to make roughly $40 million per year with incentives.

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

Despite Cowboys owner Jerry Jones' best efforts, Roger Goodell has his new deal.

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