Roger Goodell signs five-year contract extension with National Football League to remain commissioner

Roger Goodell signs five-year contract extension with National Football League to remain commissioner

Roger Goodell signs five-year contract extension with National Football League to remain commissioner

According to Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio, the NFL's Compensation Committee has informed all of the league's 32 owners that it has approved Goodell's extension.

There had been various reports that Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was going to step in to slow the process given how Ezekiel Elliott's situation was handled by the league.

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In a league memo obtained by PFT, the "binding contract extension" was signed by Goodell and Falcons owner Arthur Blank, who serves as the chairman of the NFL's Compensation Committee. He had a few other owners that were expected to back him, but that wasn't enough to keep the new contract extension from being signed. ". We are pleased to report that there is a almost unanimous consensus among the ownership in favor of signing the contract extension now". The memo also states that it was a "nearly unanimous consensus" to finalize the extension Wednesday.

Less than 24 hours after Jerry Jones said that a new contract for Roger Goodell wouldn't be getting done this week, the NFL's 32 owners made a decision to do one anyway.

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We look forward to seeing each of you at the Special Meeting in Dallas on December 13th and to working together, as a partnership, to address the important issues facing the League.

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