Sources: Goodell deal done in coming weeks

From ESPN - November 19, 2017

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell's proposed extension still is on track to get done despite the recent battle surrounding the negotiations, and many expect it to be completed at or before the owners' Dec. 13 meetings in Dallas, sources familiar with the deal told ESPN.

Momentum to delay the deal has dissipated "meaningfully," in the estimation of one league source.

If all the bonus criteria are achieved in the proposed new deal, Goodell's total potential compensation could average about $40 million for each year from 2019 to 2023, making it a five-year extension worth up to about $200 million, according to a source familiar with the deal.

The base salary is in the single-digit millions, according to a source. Roughly 85 percent of the total potential compensation package is comprised of bonuses, which would be subject to ownership approval and validation.

The compensation committee has focused on Goodell's extension during its public feud with Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, entrusting its law firm with the task of dealing with Jones' attorney, David Boies.


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