Roger Goodell Wants $50M Salary, Private Jet From NFL

Roger Goodell reportedly wants more than a massive salary in his next contract with the NFL

Say what you want about Roger Goodell, but the National Football League commissioner apparently comes out firing at the negotiation table. The NFL's Compensation Committee is set to hold a conference call Monday to discuss Goodell's latest counter offer on a contract extension, which is a $50 million salary, as well as lifetime use of a private let and a lifetime health insurance for Goodell and his family - according to a report by ESPN. And in this case, the committee would object because owners voted unanimously to empower the committee to work out a Goodell extension last spring, and one owner source said the six committee members have gone back to their fellow owners "a minimum of two additional times this year" to update them and gauge their reactions. One NFL owner said the new proposal is "just too much for Roger" calling it offensive.

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 19: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell talks during a press conference at the Hilton Hotel on September 19, 2014 in New York City.

The longtime Dallas Cowboys owner had his roll taken away from him on the Compensation Committee after he threatened to sue the league and the other owners if Roger Goodell got an extension to keep him around for years to come.

Those around Goodell do not believe he will leave the job, despite the protestations of a handful of owners. 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.

NFL spokesman Joe Lockhart said Thursday that negotiations will continue despite the lawsuit threat and that the league has already authorized the committee to make an extension of Goodell's contract. "He can stand to show some humility, but he won't listen to staff". "He has said he's committed to it". Goodell's current deal ends in 2019. Goodell spoke about the NFL's failure to address domestic violence, sexual assault and drug abuse in the league.

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

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