Roger Goodell finally signs contract extension with NFL

Financial terms of the contract for Goodell, who has been commissioner of the most popular US sports league since 2006, were not disclosed but multiple media reports said the two sides agreed to a five-year deal worth $200 million.

"We've got to do better as players when we sign the next CBA, we've got to get better leadership as who's running the league because obviously everybody from fans, owners, players are all disappointed in Roger Goodell", Mitchell said.

Despite almost incessant griping by Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones about Goodell's demands, and his ensuing attempt to stop the extension at all costs, Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio reports that an extension was signed.

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 Cowboys owner initially threatened to sue the NFL to block the deal, arguing that the league's compensation committee had misled owners about its terms. He had four or five other owners on his side, at most. He's expected to make roughly $40 million per year with incentives.

The contract ends weeks of hostilities during which Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones threatened to sue the National Football League and the six owners on the compensation committee.

With the league meeting set to basically be held in Jones' backyard, it is somewhat surprising that the Compensation Committee made a decision to execute the deal before December 13.

A number of owners backed Jones in his stance against Goodell, but ultimately, Goodell had enough backing from most of the owners to get a deal done.


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