Wednesday, 18 October, 2017

Jerry Jones Impeding Roger Goodell's Contract Extension

Super Bowl LI- New England Patriots v Atlanta Falcons Jerry Jones has reportedly 'impeded' Roger Goodell's contract extension talks
Kristopher Love | 17 September, 2017, 19:38

Jerry Jones has blocked the progress of contract negotiations on an extension for Roger Goodell.

"Jerry's not saying, 'Don't hire Roger.' He's saying, 'I hate this [proposed] deal; redo it, '" said one source.

However, the tide may be turning against Goodell and his monstrous salary (he's made over $200 million since 2006), and the charge is reportedly being led by Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.

Goodell's current contract ends in 2019.

Roger Goodell's contract with the National Football League expires in 2019, and a report from a month ago indicated the commissioner is close to tacking five more years onto the deal.

According to a report from Chris Mortensen of ESPN, Jones is casting doubt on whether Goodell should receive an extension and has made it clear that he thinks the commissioner is overcompensated. "Per the source, Jones has been very aggressive about the matter, a concern that traces back to the owners-only meeting in March, during which Jones raised before his peers a variety of issues regarding the way the league does business". Owners are happy with the commissioner, they just want him to make less money.

The only real news coming out of the ESPN discussion is that a conference call of the Compensation Committee will happen on Wednesday.

The compensation committee includes Giants owner John Mara, Robert Kraft of the Patriots (who also has a strained relationship with the commish over Deflategate), Arthur Blank of the Falcons, Clark Hunt of the Chiefs, Bob McNair of the Texans and Art Rooney of the Steelers.

But not all owners give Goodell full credit for fueling the league's economic boon, citing the participation of the owners themselves and indicators that troubled times may be on the horizon with uncertain TV ratings, a looming labor battle and a perceived weakening of the league's image.