Sports

Roger Goodell receives extension from the NFL

Roger Goodell receives extension from the NFL

National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell has signed his contract extension after Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones spent several weeks trying to thwart the deal.

Despite the best efforts of Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has reportedly agreed to a new contract with the league.

The Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones had been leading a coalition to block an extension for Goodell out of recent displeasure with Goodell's tenure.

Chiefs corner Marcus Peters suspended vs. Raiders, Andy Reid announces
The frustration from the rise to a 5-0 start, and the fall to 6-6, has resulted in several meltdowns throughout the season. Reid said he has spoken to Peters about the suspension and will not discuss particulars. "That's why he came back out".

The web site reported that, according to the memo, the extension was signed by Goodell and Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank, who heads the league's compensation committee. The two sides had been working to close the deal since May, after the Compensation Committee unanimously voted on the extension.

The New York Times reported that Goodell's extension is for an additional five years. Goodell has served as the league's commissioner since taking over for Paul Tagliabue in 2006, and while there has been plenty of controversy during his tenure, the league's owners have chose to keep him around. It was particularly gratifying to hear so many owners commit to being more engaged in League affairs and to express the desire to work more closely with the Commissioner and League staff on matters critical to the League.