The prospect of a contract extension for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has change into a bone of competition between Cowboys proprietor Jerry Jones and different workforce house owners across the league in current days as Jones has threatened a lawsuit if the deal goes ahead.
One of the opposite workforce house owners on the middle of the battle is Falcons proprietor Arthur Blank. Blank is the pinnacle of the NFL’s Compensation Committee and as soon as added Jones to that group on an advert hoc foundation, however Jones, who’s not in that function, just lately recommended Blank has misled different house owners concerning the negotiations with Goodell.
The two males didn’t communicate to one another earlier than Sunday’s video games between their groups, however the weekend did characteristic an ESPN report that Goodell desires $50 million a yr, a non-public jet and lifelong medical health insurance for his household. The NFL known as the report “nonsense” and Blank issued an announcement on Monday, by way of Daniel Kaplan of Sports Business Journal, saying that the negotiations with Goodell are shifting ahead inside the parameters set out earlier this yr.
“The Committee is continuing its work towards finalizing a contract extension with the Commissioner, consistent with the mandate provided in the unanimous May 2017 Resolution,” Blank wrote. “Regardless of what may have been reported, the Committee is working within the financial parameters outlined to the ownership at the May meeting. The negotiations are progressing and we will keep ownership apprised of the negotiations as they move forward. We do not intend to publicly comment on our discussions.”
Public feedback, nameless or in any other case, concerning the Goodell negotiations and all the things surrounding them haven’t been arduous to return by just lately, so that may make for a fairly main change if issues did play out that means.