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National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell signs contract extension

06 December 2017

Roger Goodell has signed a five-year contract extension to remain the commissioner of the National Football League, according to a letter obtained by ESPN.

"Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the NFL's Compensation Committee has informed all owners that a new contract for Commissioner Roger Goodell has been executed".

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The compensation committee faced criticism along the way from Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, who at one point threatened to sue his fellow owners in order to prevent the completion of the deal.

ESPN confirmed the Goodell's extension, which comes during a tumultuous season defined by player protests and the harsh response from fans and even President Trump.

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The Compensation Committee, which consists of six owners, headed by the Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank, was given authorization to execute an extension for Goodell.

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.

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The Commissioner finally has a new contract.

National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell signs contract extension