Mr Americana, Overpasses News Desk
October 30th, 2017
For years, Roger Goodell has outraged fans at one of the easiest, most lucrative job on Earth. Presiding over the NFL.
But instead of concentrating on the quality of the game, Roger Goodell has tried to recreate the NFL into a kinder, gentler version of what it should be.
While the league has officially been preaching that all is well, that the owners love Roger, Jerry Jones and others among the 32 NFL team owners have never been a fan of the beleaguered commissioner.
But during the entire tenure with Goodell at the helm, controversies have dogged the league, from the handling of the Ray Rice domestic violence situation to the degree of concussion awareness to declining television ratings.
On top of all these things, criticism of national anthem protests have reached the level of full-throated screams, and suddenly, Goodell finds his once-secure throne wobbling.
A new ESPN report suggests that owners are growing increasingly discontented with the continuing problems that consume the NFL, dragging both its popularity and its sponsor appeal downward, and want to do something about it, NOW.
Adding a twist to the intrigue, Goodell’s contract extension remains unsigned.
Now, Jerry Jones, never the fan of Goodell’s management of the league, sees a prone Roger Goodell, and he’s pouncing.
According to ESPN, Jerry Jones lead a 17-owner conference call discussing if they could put a stop to Goodell’s contract extention.
According to ESPN, during the call, one owner said “You don’t get to have this many messes over the years like Roger has had and survive it.”
While it is highly unlikely that Jones could round up the 24 owners necessary to outright oust Goodell, but the upcoming contract extension has not yet been finalized, and that could spell the end for the unpopular commissioner.
“Maybe Arthur [Blank, head of the compensation committee] and that committee think they’re on track,” an owner told ESPN about Goodell’s extension talks. “But they have a lot more resistance than they counted on — and maybe they don’t know how the resistance is growing as we speak.”
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