Goodell's absurd contract demands leak, and this is getting ugly

Goodell's absurd contract demands leak, and this is getting ugly

Goodell's absurd contract demands leak, and this is getting ugly

One NFL executive proposed to Schefter and Mortensen that Goodell not be permitted to earn a higher salary than the highest-paid player in the NFL, which would be around $25 million. Next step: Leak to the media what Goodell is looking for. One owner said, "You don't get to have this many messes over the years like Roger has had and survive it". The requests have thus far been turning head in a negative way among the NFL's elite, with one owner saying that the demands are "offensive" and "unseemly".

Furthermore, given some of the safeguards the National Football League has put in place the last 20 years after repeated legal battles with now-deceased Raiders owner Al Davis, securing a lawyer is "an empty threat" as one team source put it.

Indeed, the league office said this week that Goodell's contract, which will be worth over $200 million in total and run until 2024, should be formally completed soon, and acknowledged that, in response to his unusual actions, Jones was no longer allowed to serve as an ad hoc member of the Compensation Committee.

"There were other things that Jones and some owners didn't like about Goodell's recent performance".

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The Compensation Committee will hold a conference call Monday, first reported by the New York Times, to discuss Goodell's counterproposal and likely the ongoing controversy in which Cowboys owner Jerry Jones reportedly has threatened to sue the league if the extension, which Jones signed off on as recently as August, is finalized. As PFW reported this week, Jones may have a half-dozen owners in his corner, while a larger group remains displeased with Goodell but isn't sure how to respond, and a growing faction is furious with Jones over his public handling of the NFL's private business. As his 28-year ownership history shows, he is not afraid of taking an unpopular stand-and of angering his peers-when he feels he is right.

"I don't sense that at all from him", one source who is regularly around Goodell told ESPN.

It really should not be that big of a surprise to these owners that Goodell is asking for an exorbitant out of money. Goodell's current deal ends in 2019.

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