National Football League commissioner Goodell signs 5-year contract extension


National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell has signed his contract extension with a "near unanimous consensus" among owners, according to ProFootballTalk. Since then, his reign has been awash with controversy, most notably the Deflategate scandal involving Tom Brady and the New England Patriots, which ultimately resulted in a four-game suspension of Brady last season.

The base salary of the new contract is in the single-digit millions, a source had told Schefter. The committee notified the owners with a memo that said a "binding contract extension has been signed by the Commissioner and by Arthur Blank, on behalf of the League entities".

The league's 32 owners voted unanimously in May to authorize Blank and the compensation committee to negotiate an extension with Goodell, whose previous deal ran through 2019 and paid him $31.7 million in 2015, the past year for which his salary was reported.

All 32 owners unanimously granted the Compensation Committee permission in May to negotiate an extension with Goodell.

"I'm happy that it's over". "We got a lot of input from a lot of owners, a lot of guidance from them, and we feel very good about what developed out of that".

Commissioner of the NFL Roger Goodell at an event in Manhattan. The NFL paid Goodell almost $32 million in fiscal year 2015, the last year for which public records exist.

Goodell's demands were met with resistance by some around the league, particularly Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, who tried to impede contract negotiations between Goodell and the NFL. Jones was removed as a non-voting seventh member of the committee after his threat of a lawsuit.

But Blank says that Jones "understands the contract and how we got here", according to The MMBQ.