Goodell signs contract extension

Ruben Hill
December 6, 2017

Roger Goodell has signed a contract extension to remain commissioner of the NFL, ProFootballTalk reported Wednesday, citing a memo sent to owners.

A source told ESPN's Adam Schefter that the new contract would be worth $200 million over the life of the contract - about $40 million annually - if owners approve all the bonuses and all the metrics are met.

The letter stated "nearly unanimous consensus among the ownership in favor of signing the contract extension now". He was the ringleader of a multi-owner conference call on October 26 in which the Cowboys owner and others discussed whether they could halt a possible extension for Goodell.

The news of Goodell agreeing to a new deal was broken by Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk.

Other NFL owners had issues with Goodell for numerous reasons, including the relocation of teams to Los Angeles and the league's bungling of the Ray Rice domestic violence case.

The compensation committee faced criticism along the way from Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, who at one point threatened to sue his fellow owners in order to prevent the completion of the deal.

The Compensation Committee received unanimous authorization from the owners in May 2017 to execute the contract.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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