NFL Signs Own Death Certificate When Goodell Given 5 Year Contract Extension
Don’t fear the Reaper, NFL. You brought him on yourselves…
The Commissioner finally has a new contract.
Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the NFL’s Compensation Committee has informed all owners that a new contract for Commissioner Roger Goodell has been executed.
The memorandum to all owners explains that a “binding contract extension has been signed by the Commissioner and by Arthur Blank, on behalf of the League entities.” The memo also cites the existence of a “nearly unanimous consensus” among the owners in favor of finalizing the extension now.
The Compensation Committee received unanimous authorization from the owners in May 2017 to execute the contract. Since then, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has been working to delay and/or derail the process. He had four or five other owners on his side, at most. Ultimately, it wasn’t enough to keep the contract from being executed.
Here is the memo that went from the compensation committee to NFL owners on Roger Goodell’s new contract. pic.twitter.com/VS2t62WYdc
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) December 6, 2017
Pro Football Talk initially reported the news.
Darren Rovell of ESPN reported the five-year deal could be worth twice as much annually as the first ten years Goodell was commissioner, which he made $212.5 million.
Goodell, 58, has been the NFL’s commissioner since 2006. He has been involved in the NFL in some capacity since joining as an intern in the league office in 1982.
Per ESPN.com, “Goodell worked his way through the ranks and was appointed executive vice president and chief operating officer by Paul Tagliabue in 2001. He oversaw the league’s football operations and officiating departments and supervised all league business functions.”
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December 6th, 2017
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