NFL Commissioner Goodell Signs $200 Million Contract
Five more years. Despite protests and a threatened lawsuit by Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has reportedly signed a five-year extension worth $200 million. On the job since 2006, Goodell has presided over a league embroiled in controversies about player protests, concussions and punishments for off-field offenses. Nevertheless, the NFL’s compensation committee unanimously approved Goodell’s extension, which will reportedly give owners a more direct line to the commissioner — and control over the bonuses that make up about 85 percent of his planned paycheck.