National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell signs new deal, reports say

Goodell signs extension through 2024

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The Commissioner finally has a new contract.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has reportedly received the extension that he has been looking for from the league.

Negotiations dragged on for months amid reports that Jones opposed the proposed structure of Goodell's contract extension.

The Compensation Committee consisted of six owners and was given authorization to execute an extension for Goodell.

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The Washington Post's Mark Maske later reported that Goodell's extension is for five years and up to $40 million per season, with about 90 percent tied to incentives.

"Our Committee unanimously supports the contract and believes that it is fully consistent with "market" compensation and the financial and other parameters outlined to the owners at our May 2017 meeting, as well as in the best interests of ownership", the committee said in the letter.

Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank, who heads the compensation committee, told The MMQB he was "relieved" that Goodell had signed the deal. However, critics have questioned Goodell's handling of several key issues, including the NFL's concussion scandal, declining television ratings and national anthem protests that have rankled some fans and sponsors.

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. 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.

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