Roger Goodell's contract extension reportedly expected to be completed soon
A proposed contract extension for NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is on track to be completed despite the recent news of tension between him and Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, reports ESPN.com's Adam Schefter.
According to the report, the contract is expected to be done at or before the next owners' meeting which is set for Dec. 13 in Dallas.
The new contract would pay Goodell upwards of $40 million a year starting in 2019 and running through 2023. Most of that salary would be comprised of bonuses, which have to be approved by the league's owners.
Jones has now backed down from comments saying he will sue the NFL if that contract extension in done.
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"He has 18 months (left before the contract expires)," Jones said earlier this week. "We've got all the time in the world to extend him. We need to slow this train down."
Jones also said that it's "laughable" and “ridiculous” to suggest that NFL owners could force him out as the team's owner because of his issues with Goodell.
Jones did not appreciate the way the NFL handled the six-game suspension of running back Ezekiel Elliott for violating the personal conduct policy.
Elliott dropped his appeal of the suspension and will be next available to play Elliott has served one game of the suspension. He next will be eligible to play for the Cowboys on Dec. 24 against the Seattle Seahawks.