Despite Cowboys owner Jerry Jones’ best efforts, Roger Goodell has his new deal.
The NFL’s compensation committee informed the owners that a new contract has been signed with Goodell, NBC’s Pro Football Talk first reported Wednesday afternoon.
A “binding contract extension has been signed by the Commissioner and by Arthur Blank, on behalf of the League entities,” reads the memo sent to the league’s owners.
Blank, the owner of the Atlanta Falcons, is the chairman of the six-man compensation committee which was given unanimous approval from the 32 owners in May to negotiate the terms of Goodell’s new deal.
“Our Committee unanimously supports the contract and believes that it is fully consistent with “market” compensation and the financial and other parameters outlined to the owners at our May 2017 meeting, as well as in the best interests of ownership.”
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell reportedly gets his new contract from the league’s compensation committee.
The memo also hypes a “nearly unanimous consensus” among the owners.
Jones, reportedly angry that Goodell banned his star running back Ezekiel Elliott for six games in August over domestic abuse allegations, had attempted to derail the commish’s new deal.
Goodell, who has been the NFL commissioner since 2006, is currently under contract until March 2019.
The New York Times reported that Goodell’s new five-year deal could be worth as much as $ 200 million with 90 percent of his pay tied to meeting performance incentives.