Jerry Jones reportedly 'impeding' work on Roger Goodell's contract extension

Paola Ditto
Settembre 17, 2017

Because of that, Jerry is now reportedly impeding the progress of National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell's contract negotiations, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Schefter didn't say anything about the Zeke Elliott situation, but it's hard to imagine that isn't playing at least some role.

Mortensen expanded on that idea, noting that Jones has essentially become a "de facto" seventh member of the Compensation Committee (which negotiates with Goodell to work out a new deal) and has pushed forward the idea that Goodell is "paid way too much money".

"If it weren't for Jerry's involvement, Goodell's extension could be done", Schefter said.

Back in August, it was reported that Goodell and NFL owners were close to agreeing to a five-year contract extension for the head of the league that would take Goodell through 2024. That committee decides whether to extend Goodell's contract and sets his compensation level, and it appears Jones is wielding that influence.

Goodell's contract expires in 2019 and many assumed an extension would be in place before the season began.

The increasingly edgy relationship between Jones and Goodell has sharpened to the point where Goodell's long-term future could be in question, according to league sources.

The only real news coming out of the ESPN discussion is that a conference call of the Compensation Committee will happen on Wednesday. That committee consists of chairman Arthur Blank (Falcons), Clark Hunt (Chiefs), Robert Kraft (Patriots), John Mara (Giants), Bob McNair (Texans) and Art Rooney II (Steelers).

So, while the battle in court goes on, the Cowboys owner might also be taking the fight to Goodell from another angle. The Cowboys owner apparently is not opposed to Goodell getting an extension, he's just concerned he makes too much money.

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