NFL commissioner Goodell signs 5-year contract extension

File-This Aug. 14, 2017, file photo shows NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell talking with Arizona Cardinals football team season ticket holders at University of Phoenix Stadium, in Glendale, Ariz. A person with knowledge of the negotiations tells The Associated Press the NFL is working on a five-year contract extension for Goodell. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, because the deal is not complete. The extension would run through the 2024 season. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Roger Goodell has signed a five-year contract extension to remain commissioner of the NFL through 2024.

A memo from the NFL’s compensation committee to team owners and obtained by The Associated Press confirms that Goodell and committee chairman Arthur Blank, owner of the Atlanta Falcons, have signed the extension.

That extension has been a source of controversy because Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones objected to the process. All 32 owners approved in May the compensation committee’s power to negotiate and sign a deal with Goodell, who replaced Paul Tagliabue in 2006.

Since then, the league’s total revenues have more than doubled to over $13 billion.

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