BALTIMORE, MD - JANUARY 15: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks to fans during a Q&A prior to the AFC Divisional playoff game between the Houston Texans and the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on January 15, 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
The NFL has extended the contract of Commissioner Roger Goodell for five years, according to a report. Goodell is now under contract until March 2019.
After helping the NFL and NFLPA come to an agreement on a new labor deal, Roger Goodell is getting a contract extension. Daniel Kaplan of Sports Business Journal reports the NFL has extended Commissioner Goodell's contract five more years.
His contract was set to expire in March 2014 so he's now under contract until March 2019.
This isn't much of a surprise. Goodell helped push through a 10-year collective bargaining agreement last year and avoided missing any meaningful games (just one preseason game) during the lockout. Anything the NFL touches lately seems to turn to gold and the most recent season was a tremendous success. It wouldn't make any sense to have a leadership change right now.
Kaplan reports that the most recent tax returns indicate Goodell was making around $10 million annually but that number will likely go up in the coming years.
Goodell first took over as Commissioner in 2006.
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