Falcons Owner Arthur Blank Says Compensation Committee Is Finalizing Roger Goodell's Extension

Falcons Owner Arthur Blank Says Compensation Committee Is Finalizing Roger Goodell's Extension

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell reportedly has requested almost $50 million per year in addition to the lifetime use of a private jet amid contract negotiations with the league.

The network also reported that Goodell's most recent counterproposal to National Football League owners sought "about $49.5 million per year, as well as the lifetime use of a private jet and lifetime health insurance for his family", citing an anonymous source.

The commissioner would have to impose the penalties, and is reluctant to do so without a groundswell of owners pushing him to take action, according to several people with knowledge of the situation. One NFL source told CNNMoney that Goodell already has use of a private jet and health care for his family.

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The committee issued the warning to Jones after holding a conference call Monday to discuss Goodell's potential extension, according to the Times.

The anthem issue flared after President Donald Trump criticized kneeling players, and again when Jones declared he would bench any player he felt was disrespecting the flag.

'The committee that basically negotiates the salary with our commissioner is taking the view, especially the chairman, that they, in a limited group, can complete this agreement. "We've given him a lot of power".

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"I think we need to be focusing on our business and not necessarily on contract extensions", he added.

Jones has retained legal counsel and Wednesday threatened to sue the league in an effort to block Goodell's extension. The negotiations are progressing and we will keep ownership apprised of the negotiations as they move forward. An NFL spokesman disputed that report as "nonsense". He was injured in the first quarter of Sunday's loss to Atlanta, eight defensive snaps into the game, when he was hit by Falcons left tackle Jake Matthews.

Elliott was never charged with a crime and has maintained his innocence. Goodell suspended Elliott in August.

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Blank is the head of the NFL's Compensation Committee, and is one of the key players in Goodell's negotiations.

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