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Roger Goodell Signs New Contract Extension

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NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and players met in October and discussed how to address social issues

If those figures are correct, Goodell's new deal is worth as much as double what he made from his first 10 years from 2006-2015, according to ESPN's Darren Rovell.

The NFL commissioner has reportedly signed a 5-year contract extension.

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the NFL's Compensation Committee has informed all owners that a new contract for Commissioner Roger Goodell has been executed.

Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank, who chairs the compensation committee, in a letter to fellow owners said Goodell's pay is "fully consistent with market compensation".

The owners will all get together on December 13, a meeting which will likely end up shedding a bit more light on the details and on the process of extension.

Jones also criticized Goodell's leadership and his handling of the national anthem protests.

The dispute between the commissioner and Jones stems from Goodell's decision to suspend Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott, who had been accused of domestic violence by a former girlfriend. The NFL paid Goodell almost $32 million in fiscal year 2015, the last year for which public records exist. He later said he would not take the matter to court but told USA TODAY Sports' Jarrett Bell he wanted "accountability". But Cowboys owner Jerry Jones started working to sabotage the process in August, citing concerns over the league's long-term direction and the talks themselves.

With the league meeting set to basically be held in Jones' backyard, it is somewhat surprising that the Compensation Committee chose to execute the deal before December 13.

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