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Roger Good­ell has signed a five-year con­tract ex­ten­sion to re­main com­mis­sioner of the NFL through 2024. A memo from the NFL’s com­pen­sa­tion com­mit­tee to team own­ers ob­tained Wed­nes­day by The As­so­ci­ated Press con­firms that Good­ell and com­mit­tee chair­man Arthur Blank, owner of the At­lanta Fal­cons, have signed the ex­ten­sion. That ex­ten­sion has been a source of con­tro­versy be­cause Dal­las Cowboys owner Jerry Jones ob­jected to the process. All 32 own­ers ap­proved in May the com­pen­sa­tion com­mit­tee’s power to ne­go­ti­ate and sign a deal with Good­ell, who re­placed Paul Tagli­abue in 2006. Since then, the league’s to­tal rev­enues have more than dou­bled to US$14 bil­lion. A per­son fa­mil­iar with the con­tract said it is worth al­most $200 mil­lion, with a base of $40 mil­lion. But the deal is in­cen­tive-laden, the per­son added.

Roger Good­ell

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