Jerry Jones has reportedly 'impeded' Roger Goodell's contract extension talks

Danny Woods
September 18, 2017

Some owners believe an extension for Goodell will eventually be agreed upon, but others aren't as sure now that Jones has interjected himself into the process.

While Jones has made it no secret that he is furious about Elliott's suspension, Mortensen and Schefter report that his issue with Goodell's proposed extension is more about how much money the commissioner is making.

Goodell has since been at the center of punishing Ezekiel Elliott, and Jones has since, according to a report from Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen of ESPN, gotten heavily involved with the contract talks and begun "impeding" them.

"If not for Jerry", an ESPN source said this weekend, "this deal would be done".

Jones has been added as an unofficial seventh member of the NFL's six-man compensation committee, which is seemingly bad news for Goodell.

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"Jerry's not saying, 'Don't hire Roger.' He's saying, 'I hate this [proposed] deal; redo it, '" one source told ESPN. The NFL's compensation committee is now working out a proposal to extend Goodell's existing contract beyond its current 2019 expiration date, and at least one owner wants to get serious about scaling back the commissioner's pay going forward.

So Jones' disappointment and anger were palpable when Goodell announced a six-game suspension for Elliott Aug. 11.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell makes more money than most anyone in the world of sports on an annual basis and most of the league's owners have been pretty happy to let him make that much as the NFL has reached record levels of prosperity on Goodell's watch.

The next step for Goodell's contract talk comes Wednesday, when the committee has a conference call that's meant to wrap up a specific term proposal for Goodell.

Jones will be on the call.

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