NFL Special League Meetings Wednesday in Las Colinas

NFL Special League Meetings Wednesday in Las Colinas

The NFL's current labor deal expires in 2021.

Roger Goodell, fresh off signing his new contract that will be worth $200 million over the life of it, was a guest on CNBC on Tuesday.

A new five-year deal for Goodell had been signed for a week when owners gathered for meetings at a luxury Dallas-area hotel Wednesday.

"I haven't made any determinations", Goodell said about the next six years. Those could be considered small victories for Jones, who was unsuccessful in his attempt to halt the contract train.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was trying to get owners to reject the contract or at least delay it.

Spokesman Joe Lockhart said at the owners meetings Wednesday that Goodell "has been clear that he views this as his last contract" and that it will allow him to "deal with some of the important issues that we know are on the horizon".

A person with knowledge of the agreement has told The Associated Press the five-year extension is worth nearly $200 million with a base salary of $40 million.

Goodell's extension would keep him in place through the league's negotiations for its next collective bargaining agreement with the players' union and its next set of television contracts.

Goodell, 58, succeeded Paul Tagliabue in September of 2006. The vote to authorize the committee to negotiate with Goodell was unanimous, meaning Jones voted in favor of the approval.

The updated contract will pay Goodell around $40 million annually, more than the $30 million he was making per year in his previous deal. Goodell has been heavy-handed in doling out punishment in connection with the Patriots' alleged deflation of footballs before the AFC Championship Game in 2016, New England's illegal videotaping of opponents' defensive signals, the Saints' alleged use of bounties in 2009 and Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott's domestic violence case in 2016. Going forward, if he wants to use, we use NetJets, and if he wants to use that, he will pay for that.



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