NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Close To Receiving Contract Extension

Tabitha Dunn
August 22, 2017

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is nearing an agreement on a five-year contract extension that would keep him in his current role through 2024, according to a report Monday. He's now under contract until 2019.

The 58-year-old Goodell succeeded Paul Tagliabue in September 2006. Goodell made almost $32 million in fiscal year 2015, according to the league's tax filing from that year, and has made $212.5 million in his first 10 years as commissioner. Because the two sides have yet to formally agree to a new deal, the parameters and financial details surrounding the looming pact have yet to come to light.

A new contract would mean Goodell will likely oversee negotiations between owners and the NFL Players Association over a new collective bargaining agreement in 2021.

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Meanwhile, NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith said in a recent interview that Goodell's authority when it comes to levying punishments to players who find themselves in trouble could be a problem when it's time to renegotiate the CBA, which runs through 2020. He earned just over $31 million for the 2015 season, down from about $34 million in 2014. In 2013, he made $35 million.

Though TV ratings were down 8 percent past year and concerns about concussions have not subsided, National Football League revenues have been steadily on the rise during Goodell's tenure, $13 billion at last report. Goodell has also been criticized for his handling of team scandals, such as the Patriots' Spygate and Deflategate, as well as the Saints' Bountygate.

Goodell has been criticized for his handling of the Ray Rice domestic violence case and several other instances where players were accused of assaulting women.

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