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National Football League owners to discuss Roger Goodell's contract extension Monday

Kristopher Love | 13 November, 2017, 01:40

With the National Anthem protests leading a swath of controversy that has loomed over Roger Goodell's contract negotiations, the demands he's making before re-upping with the NFL will sound even more startling to some fans. Next step: Leak to the media what Goodell is looking for.

Goodell's last proposal was reportedly seeking around $50 million as well as lifetime use of a private jet and lifetime health insurance for his family.

"That number for Roger just seems too much", one owner told the website. Those owners surely hope that the group grows, and leaks like this one won't hurt that effort. Goodell right now makes about $30 million per year and has made more than $200 in his career as commissioner.

The NFL's Compensation Committee will discuss the proposed contract extension Commissioner Roger Goodell on Monday, according to ESPN, and it appears as if the Goodell is asking for a big raise. "It's offensive. It's unseemly". However, NFL spokesperson Joe Lockhart denies that that is all Goodell asked for.

"Everyone should remember at the spring meeting in Chicago, 32 owners - 32-0, a unanimous vote - authorized the compensation committee to enter into negotiations and offer the commissioner an extension to his contract of five years to 2024".

Blank removed Jones as an "ad hoc" member of the compensation committee after Jones threatened to sue the league over a possible extension for Goodell. "He can stand to show some humility, but he won't listen to staff". It doesn't seem that Goodell is going to walk away willingly either.

Those around Goodell do not believe he will leave the job, despite the protestations of a handful of owners. "He feels there are important issues he has to deal with".

Yet there are issues that others owners aside from Jones are aware of, and they are wrestling now with how to best handle it.

As the Daily News' Gary Myers has reported, Jones is angry with the commissioner over the NFL's six-game ban over his star running back Ezekiel Elliott over domestic violence allegations. No one is talking about football.