National Football League expects contract extension for commissioner Roger Goodell to be completed soon

The political social and economic future of the NFL is in the hands of the owners as they are currently discussing whether to bring back the largely productive but publically ridiculed Roger Goodell

Buried in ESPN's report on Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones threatening to sue the owners if Goodell's contract is extended (first reported by the New York Times on Wednesday) is a nugget about Goodell being "furious" over the owners' insistence that his new contract should be more performance-based.

"I'd say that, on the issue of extending the Commissioner's contract that in the spring meeting in Chicago, the owners voted unanimously to authorize the Compensation Committee to enter in to negotiations and offer the Commissioner an extension of his contract through 2024", National Football League spokesman Joe Lockhart said during a Thursday afternoon media briefing.

Jones reportedly told the six owners who make up the NFL's compensation committee on a conference call that legal papers would be served if the committee did not halt talks on a contract extension for Goodell.

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Bringing on such a high-profile figure to help upend Goodell's suspension is a clear indication that Jones is not messing around here.

What did Goodell do about the protests? Goodell is an employee of the league who has a salary of around $10 million. ESPN reported as far back as September that Jones was delaying contract-extension negotiations, with one source then telling ESPN that negotiations would be done if not for Jones.

While there are plenty of criticisms of Goodell, including questions about television ratings and much of the attention for this season on player anthem protests, it's easy to wonder if Jones is getting back at Goodell for suspending his star running back Ezekiel Elliott. As Belson noted, Jones is potentially taking on the league, Goodell, and fellow owners. Jones, by the way, owns more than 100 Papa John's franchises. It's also impossible to empathize with Jerry Jones, who ordered his players to stand during the national anthem after Jones spoke to Donald Trump.

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