Jerry Jones losing credibility, sway with owners over spat with Roger Goodell


Goodell, who now makes approximately $30 million per year, reportedly is seeking an annual salary of almost $50 million, a private jet for life and lifetime health insurance for his family.

Goodell now makes around $30 million a year.

"That number for Roger just seems too much", One NFL team owner told Schefter and Mortensen.

That being said, the anthem protests and the disdain Goodell garners from many involved in the National Football League could see his time as commissioner come to an end. "It's offensive. It's unseemly".

Jones called-out Blank during the week regarding NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's contract extension.

"Everyone should remember at the spring meeting in Chicago, 32 owners - 32-0, a unanimous vote - authorized the compensation committee to enter into negotiations and offer the commissioner an extension to his contract of five years to 2024".

Extension negotiations with Goodell have become contentious, with Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones reportedly threatening to sue the league if the deal goes forward.

It would appear that at least some NFL owners believe Goodell is aiming too high, as one told ESPN there are "several owners in this league who don't make $40 million a year". "He can stand to show some humility, but he won't listen to staff".

Despite handfuls of protestations from owners, owners feel Goodell is not affected.

It really should not be that big of a surprise to these owners that Goodell is asking for an exorbitant out of money. As PFW reported this week, Jones may have a half-dozen owners in his corner, while a larger group remains displeased with Goodell but isn't sure how to respond, and a growing faction is furious with Jones over his public handling of the NFL's private business.

"The problem is, no one is talking about games anymore", said one owner. "It's about concussions, Jones vs. Goodell, Zeke, the anthem".

Jones also denied that Goodell's suspension of star Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliot for domestic abuse allegations was the main reason for the potential lawsuit.



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