NFL, Commissioner Roger Goodell complete contract extension


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.

Despite opposition from one of the league's most powerful owners, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has signed a new contract, according to multiple reports.

"We are pleased to report that there is a almost unanimous consensus among the ownership in favor of signing the contract extension now", the NFL's compensation committee said in a letter obtained by FOX Business.

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CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora has confirmed that Goodell has been given a new deal by the NFL's Compensation Committee. Although Jones had been claiming that he had several owners in his corner who were also against Goodell's contract, the memo noted that there was a "nearly unanimous consensus" among owners who thought it was a good idea to give Goodell an extension.

The deal had "nearly unanimous consensus" among the National Football League owners, according to Florio who cited a source close to the situation. He had four or five other owners on his side, at most.

Coincidentally, Jones started griping when Goodell suspended Dallas running back Ezekiel Elliott six games for domestic violence. But Cowboys owner Jerry Jones started working to sabotage the process in August, citing concerns over the league's long-term direction and the talks themselves. The Cowboys owner also advocated that all 32 owners vote to approve a final contract extension, not just the six members of the compensation committee.