Roger Goodell Seeking Private Jet For Life In New Contract

Lynette Rowe
November 13, 2017

The NFL's Compensation Committee will hold a conference call Monday to discuss and further push ahead the proposed extension for commissioner Roger Goodell, sources confirmed to ESPN. Goodell isn't planning to step down, according to the report and owners are arguing about his future and Jerry Jones is making things public.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is asking for $50-million a year, use of a private jet for life and health insurance for him and his family for life, under a new contract extension proposal.

Now, the commissioner reportedly made that counterproposal in early August, and it's unclear whether the contract the committee intends to discuss includes those terms. One owner thinks this is absurd and told Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen of ESPN "that number for Roger just seems too much" and that "it's offensive" and "unseemly".

Goodell now makes around $30 million a year. Players protesting during the national anthem have led to a downturn in viewership across the league.

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Blank removed Jones as an "ad hoc" member of the compensation committee after Jones threatened to sue the league over a possible extension for Goodell. An issue that some owners have with this is a few don't even make $40 million annually, when you factor out the overall value of the team they own. "He's not going to resign; he's not going to take a pay cut". Tack on the fact that Goodell has allowed the league to descend into chaos with the anthem protests, his lack of ability to properly handle player discipline and a host of other problems would be more than enough to justify cutting him loose.

Owners also feel that Goodell will not walk away and that he will not take less money. Despite no criminal conviction Goodell suspended Elliot for six games for breaking the NFL's personal conduct policy. Goodell's current deal ends in 2019.

As for what is best for the the game of professional football, one could argue that Goodell should be focused on resurrecting the NFL's ratings this year instead of his salary.

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