Compensation Committee ignores Jerry Jones, gives Roger Goodell a new contract

Compensation Committee ignores Jerry Jones, gives Roger Goodell a new contract

National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell has signed his contract extension after Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones spent several weeks trying to thwart the deal.

While the details of Goodell's new contract remain unknown, consider Jones, the 28-year Cowboys owner, not in Goodell's corner.

The league's compensation committee sent a letter to owners on Wednesday, according to multiple reports, which stated that the 'binding contract extension has been signed by the Commissioner and by Arthur Blank, on behalf of the League entities'.


A source told ESPN's Adam Schefter that the new contract would be worth $200 million over the life of the contract - about $40 million annually - if owners approve all the bonuses and all the metrics are met. Although Jones had been claiming that he had several owners in his corner who were also against Goodell's contract, the memo noted that there was a "nearly unanimous consensus" among owners who thought it was a good idea to give Goodell an extension.

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones had reportedly been working behind the scenes to delay or derail the process of Goodell's extension before ultimately backing down. Roughly 85 percent of the total potential compensation package is from bonuses, which would be subject to ownership approval and validation.

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