National Football League commish Roger Goodell inks his new contract

Ross Houston
December 6, 2017

The Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones had been leading a coalition to block an extension for Goodell out of recent displeasure with Goodell's tenure.

The league's 32 owners voted unanimously in May to authorize Blank and the compensation committee to negotiate an extension with Goodell, whose previous deal ran through 2019 and paid him $31.7 million in 2015, the past year for which his salary was reported.


Pro Football Talk reports that the NFL's Compensation Committee today informed all 32 owners that a new contract for Commissioner Roger Goodell has been executed. The war began after Goodell slapped Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott with a six-game suspension after he was accused of domestic violence by an ex-girlfriend.

Goodell's new deal, which runs through 2024, had been a contentious issue throughout the 2017 season. ‎In the course of those discussions, we have reviewed with you the details of the contract extension. The two sides had been working to close the deal since May, after the Compensation Committee unanimously voted on the extension.


'We are pleased to report that there is a almost unanimous consensus among the ownership in favor of signing the contract extension now, ' read the letter.


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