BREAKING: Roger Goodell Signs Extension To Remain NFL Commissioner
Looks like Jerry Jones didn’t get his way after all, as the NFL owners have reached an agreement to extend the contract of Commissioner Roger Goodell. The deal was signed today, according to ProFootballTalk, although the terms of the deal have not yet been disclosed. (**UPDATE**: NY Times reports that the deal is “worth roughly $200 million over five years.”)
Here’s the notice that was sent out to all of the NFL owners regarding Goodell’s extension:
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.
And here’s confirmation, via Ian Rapoport:
This is true. Now officially signed. https://t.co/wsnsWKV3kw
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 6, 2017
While a handful of owners, which included Jerry Jones, had tried to stop this deal from getting done, it was only a matter of time before it happened. The two sides had been working to close the deal since May, after the Compensation Committee unanimously voted on the extension.