Roger Goodell defeats Jerry Jones, signs National Football League extension


The Commissioner finally has a new contract.

The NFL's Compensation Committee reportedly agreed to a new contract for Commissioner Roger Goodell.

The NFL's compensation committee informed owners in a memo Wednesday that commissioner Roger Goodell has signed a contract extension, according to a report by Pro Football Talk.

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'We are pleased to report that there is a almost unanimous consensus among the ownership in favor of signing the contract extension now, ' read the letter. The extension will keep Goodell in the role through 2024.

Goodell and the NFL have been criticized by fans and even President Donald Trump for allowing players to protest inequality and police brutality against minorities by sitting or kneeling during the national anthem.

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones had been fighting to prevent, or at least delay, Goodell's contract extension but he apparently didn't have almost enough support from his fellow owners. He later said he would not take the matter to court but told USA TODAY Sports' Jarrett Bell he wanted "accountability".

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Jones had been removed as a non-voting seventh member of the compensation committee after his threat of a lawsuit.

The position has been a lucrative one for Goodell, who has earned more than $200 million since 2006, according to ESPN.

ProFootballTalk first reported Goodell signing the extension.

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