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NFL agrees to contract extension with Commissioner Roger Goodell

The State Football League has agreed to give its commissioner, Roger Goodell, a compact extension.

The NFL’s Compensation Committee informed all owners of the move in a memo got by CNBC Wednesday.

A “binding contract extension has been signed by the Commissioner and by Arthur Vacant, on behalf of the League entities,” the memo said. The memo also cites “a as good as unanimous consensus among the ownership in favor of signing the contract stretching now.”

The Compensation Committee received unanimous authorization from the owners in May 2017 to slay the contract. Since then, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has reportedly been put through to derail the process.

Read the full memo below:

Dear Proprietors,

Please see the below message sent on behalf of the Compensation Committee.


In current days, we have spoken with each of you individually regarding the repute of the negotiations to extend Commissioner Goodell’s employment contract. ‎In the course of those examinations, we have reviewed with you the details of the contract extension. Our Committee unanimously sustenances the contract and believes that it is fully consistent with “market” compensation and the economic and other parameters outlined to the owners at our May 2017 meeting, as well as in the pre-eminent interests of ownership. We also have expressed in those conversations our fervent and unanimous belief that we should proceed to sign the agreement now, steadfast with the unanimous May resolution and to avoid further controversy surrounding this discharge.‎ We are pleased to report that there is a nearly unanimous consensus quantity the ownership in favor of signing the contract extension now.

Accordingly, this resolution advise the ownership that a binding contract extension has been forewarned by the Commissioner and by Arthur Blank, on behalf of the League entities.

We are pleased to beget resolved this issue and we appreciate the strong support received from our fellow-dancers. It was particularly gratifying to hear so many owners commit to being myriad engaged in League affairs and to express the desire to work more closely with the Commissioner and Leagued with staff on matters critical to the League. We know that we speak for all of you, as profoundly as for the Commissioner, in saying that the NFL is strongest when our ownership is active and joined.

We look forward to seeing each of you at the Special Meeting in Dallas on December 13th and to pan out e formulating 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

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