"We've got to do better as players when we sign the next CBA, we've got to get better leadership as who's running the league because obviously everybody from fans, owners, players are all disappointed in Roger Goodell", Mitchell said. The new deal runs through the 2023 season. ". We are pleased to report that there is a almost unanimous consensus among the ownership in favor of signing the contract extension now".More news: Listeriosis outbreak claims 36 lives in S
Despite almost incessant griping by Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones about Goodell's demands, and his ensuing attempt to stop the extension at all costs, Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio reports that an extension was signed.More news: SpaceX to launch Falcon Heavy with Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster on board
"I'm happy that it's over". Questions about the likelihood of an extension also followed the debate over NFL player protests during the national anthem earlier this year.More news: Lobbyist accuses LA assemblyman of sexual assault
The compensation committee faced criticism along the way from Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, who at one point threatened to sue his fellow owners in order to prevent the completion of the deal. 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". With Jones under the impression that the deal wouldn't be done before then, there's a good chance the other 31 owners could be dealing with an irate Jones by the time that meeting rolls around. The Cowboys owner also advocated that all 32 owners vote to approve a final contract extension, not just the six members of the compensation committee.