NEW YORK (AP) — Roger Goodell has signed a 5-yr contract extension to stay commissioner of the NFL by way of 2024.
A memo from the NFL’s compensation committee to group house owners and obtained Wednesday by The Related Press confirms that Goodell and committee chairman Arthur Clean, proprietor of the Atlanta Falcons, have signed the extension.
That extension has been a supply of controversy as a result of Dallas Cowboys proprietor Jerry Jones objected to the method.
All 32 house owners accepted in Might the compensation committee’s energy to barter and signal a cope with Goodell, who changed Paul Tagliabue in 2006.
Since then, the league’s complete revenues have greater than doubled to $14 billion.
An individual accustomed to the contract advised The Related Press it’s value virtually $200 million, with a base of $forty million. However the deal is incentive-laden, the individual added, talking on situation of anonymity as a result of the contract numbers are usually not made public.
Amongst these incentives are continued will increase in revenues, secure or rising tv scores, a brand new labor settlement with the gamers — the NFL-NFL Gamers Affiliation deal expires in 2021 — and the way a lot the NFL will get in rights charges when it renews its broadcast contracts.
Goodell earned almost $32 million in 2015, the final yr during which public data for the NFL can be found.
“Our committee unanimously helps the contract and believes that it’s absolutely in keeping with ‘market’ compensation and the monetary and different parameters outlined to the house owners at our Might 2017 assembly, in addition to in the most effective pursuits of possession,” Clean wrote within the memo.
“We even have expressed in these conversations our robust and unanimous perception that we should always proceed to signal the settlement now, in line with the unanimous Might decision and to keep away from additional controversy surrounding this difficulty.? We’re happy to report that there’s a almost unanimous consensus among the many possession in favor of signing the contract extension now.”
That might not embrace Jones, whose objections surfaced publicly after his star operating again, Ezekiel Elliott, ran out of authorized choices to attraction a six-recreation suspension handed down by Goodell beneath the NFL’s private conduct penalty.
Jones was not instantly obtainable for remark.
The NFL’s subsequent house owners assembly is in Dallas subsequent Wednesday. Jones had hoped to delay the brand new cope with Goodell till then, when he might personally increase his considerations to different house owners.
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