Friday, 23 February, 2018

Goodell signs contract extension

NFL commish Roger Goodell inks his new contract: report Compensation Committee ignores Jerry Jones, gives Roger Goodell a new contract
Kristopher Love | 06 December, 2017, 23:36

This all happened less than one month after Cowboys owner Jerry Jones threatened Goodell. If those figures are correct, Goodell's new deal is worth as much as double what he made from his first 10 years from 2006-2015, according to ESPN's Darren Rovell.

Jones also criticized Goodell's leadership and his handling of the national anthem protests.

The NFL's Compensation Committee informed all owners Wednesday that Goodell has signed a new contract, extending his tenure as league commissioner, according to a Pro Football Talk report.

Jones' problem starts with Goodell; the two have been at odds since Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott was suspended.

Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank headed the six-owner compensation committee that presented the deal on behalf of the 32 owners.

ProFootballTalk reports that a source with knowledge of the situation said a memorandum has been sent to all league owners that a "binding contract extension has been signed".

The NFL's Compensation Committee reportedly agreed to a new contract for Commissioner Roger Goodell.

The league's national television ratings decline from 16.5 average viewers a year ago to just 15 million this season, according to data compiled by RBC Capital Markets and reported by Business Insider.