Roger Goodell Signs Contract Extension
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has signed his new contract,
The deal was first reported by to Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com.
The NFL's Compensation Committee has alerted all owners that Goodell's new deal has been finalized. There was a "nearly unanimous consensus" among the league's owners to finalize the extension now.
Here is the memo that went from the compensation committee to NFL owners, which was obtained by Albert Breer of the MMQB.
Please see the below message sent on behalf of the Compensation Committee.
In recent days, we have spoken with each of you individually regarding the status of the negotiations to extend Commissioner Goodell's employment contract. In the course of those discussions, we have reviewed with you the details of the contract extension. Our Committee unanimously supports the contract and believes that it is fully consistent with "market" compensation and the financial and other parameters outlined to the owners at our May 2018 meeting, as well as in the best interests of ownership. We also have expressed in those conversations our strong and unanimous belief that we should proceed to sign the agreement now, consistent with the unanimous May resolution and to avoid further controversy surrounding this issue. We are pleased to report that there is a nearly unanimous consensus among the ownership in favor of signing the contract extension now.
Accordingly, this will advise the ownership that a binding contract extension has been signed by the Commissioner and by Arthur Blank, on behalf of the League entities.
We are pleased to have resolved this issue and we appreciate the strong support received from our partners. It was particularly gratifying to hear so many owners commit to being more engaged in League affairs and to express the desire to work more closely with the Commissioner and League Staff members on matters critical to the League. We know that we speak for all of you, as well as for the Commissioner, in saying that the NFL is strongest when our ownership is active and unified.
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.
Compensation Committee: Arthur Blank, Chairman; Clark Hunt; Robert Kraft; John Mara; Bob McNair; Art Rooney"
Last month, Goodell's contract came under fire from Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones threatened to sue the NFL if the committee approved an extension. He backed down from his initial remarks and said that he would not sue the league but wanted all of the league's owners to have a vote in the process.
Atlanta Falcons owner and committee head Arthur Blank said that the 32 league owners unanimously gave the committee the authority to negotiate Goodell's contract with a resolution in May. Blank signed the new Goodell contract "on behalf of the League's entities."