TIMEOUT: Should the NFL Extend Roger Goodell's Contract?

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Jones, a non-voting member of the committee, is reportedly looking to sue the league if Goodell's extension is completed without final approval from the league's 32 teams.

ESPN reported Sunday that Goodell's last written counterproposal, sent to the committee around August 1, was seeking approximately $49.5 million in annual salary and also included the lifetime use of a private jet and lifetime health insurance for his family.

The six-member committee consists of Blank, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, Houston Texans owner Bob McNair, Kansas City Chiefs owner Clark Hunt, New York Giants co-owner John Mara, and Pittsburgh Steelers owner Art Rooney II.

The league issued a statement denying Schefter and Mortensen's report on Sunday.

Sports contributor Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com says multiple owners have discussed the possibility after Jones threatened to sue individual owners if they extend NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's contract. After the meeting between National Football League owners and players held in October, Goodell outlined there will be no change in policy regarding anthem protests.


In the ongoing battle over Commissioner Roger Goodell's contract, Stephen Jones is reacting to the owners' nuclear option basically the same way the owners are reacting to Jerry Jones' nuclear option. Joining him at the new stadium in Atlanta was Falcons owner Arthur Blank. The negotiations are progressing and we will keep ownership apprised of the negotiations as they move forward.

Despite NFL protests, which have resulted in a ratings slide, team owners will look to Goodell to play a key role in leading the league through the next collective bargaining agreement and broadcast contract cycle. "These changing conditions must be weighed relative to the timing of the Commissioner's contract extension". The league and Goodell have been working on a five-year deal to kick in when his current deal expires in 2019.

Jones said that he isn't pushing for a review of Goodell's contract because the commissioner suspended Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliot six games on allegations of domestic violence.

"I think that's laughable", Jones said, CBS reported.

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