Roger Goodell signs contract extension with NFL


It appears that all of that chatter has been put to bed as Mike Florio of Pro Football is reporting that Goodell has signed his new deal with the league.

Roger Goodell has signed a contract extension to remain commissioner of the NFL, ProFootballTalk reported Wednesday, citing a memo sent to owners.

There had been various reports that Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was going to step in to slow the process given how Ezekiel Elliott's situation was handled by the league. We also have expressed in those conversations our strong and unanimous belief that we should proceed to sign the agreement now, consistent with the unanimous May resolution and to avoid further controversy surrounding this issue.‎ We are pleased to report that there is a almost unanimous consensus among the ownership in favor of signing the contract extension now.

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Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank headed the six-owner compensation committee that presented the deal on behalf of the 32 owners.

The New York Times reported that Goodell's extension is for an additional five years.

Other NFL owners had issues with Goodell for numerous reasons, including the relocation of teams to Los Angeles and the league's bungling of the Ray Rice domestic violence case.