Sports Roger Goodell wants lifetime use of private jet, report says

14:34  13 november  2017
14:34  13 november  2017 Source:   thestar.com

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Embattled NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is asking for lifetime use of a private jet as part of his new compensation package, ESPN reported Sunday. Goodell ’s current contract runs out in March of 2019 and the commish and owners are currently working on a five-year contract extension.

The network also reported that Goodell 's most recent counterproposal to NFL owners sought "about .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.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is reportedly seeking a salary of $50 million a year from the league.© David J. Phillip NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is reportedly seeking a salary of $50 million a year from the league.

Embattled NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is asking for lifetime use of a private jet as part of his new compensation package, ESPN reported Sunday.

Goodell’s current contract runs out in March of 2019 and the commish and owners are currently working on a five-year contract extension.

ESPN, citing sources familiar with the negotiations, reported that Goodell is also looking for lifetime health insurance for his family. That’s on top of the reported $50 million (U.S.) he wants in salary per year.

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ESPN reports that Goodell has requested in writing roughly million per year, along with lifetime use of a private jet and lifetime health insurance for his family.

Negotiations between Roger Goodell and NFL owners regarding the extension of the commissioner's contract have been tense. According to new reports , Goodell 's latest counterproposal includes an annual salary of almost million and lifetime use of a private jet .

The NFL’s compensation committee —which includes Giants co-owner John Mara — will hold a conference call Monday to “discuss and further push ahead the proposed extension” for Goodell, per ESPN.

Monday’s conference call comes on the heels of Cowboys owner Jerry Jones making moves to block Goodell’s extension.

As the Daily News’ Gary Myers has reported, Jones is angry with the commissioner over the NFL’s six-game ban over his star running back Ezekiel Elliott over domestic violence allegations. After losing the latest appeal, Elliott can’t rejoin the Cowboys until Christmas Eve, barring a ruling in his favour on Dec. 1. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports that Elliott plans to train somewhere outside the United States until he can play again.

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ESPN reported that Goodell is seeking "about .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. “That number for Roger just seems too much,” one unnamed owner told ESPN.

Roger Goodell wants to get paid a lot. The NFL’s Compensation Committee is set to hold a conference call Monday to discuss Goodell ’s latest counter offer on a contract extension, which is a million salary, as well as lifetime use of a private let and a lifetime health insurance for Goodell

Jones has even threatened legal action against his fellow owners if they go through with the plan to extend Goodell’s pact.

The Cowboys owner, who had worked his way onto the six-owner compensation committee as an unofficial member, had his non-voting membership revoked last week, the New York Times reported.

Jones wants Goodell’s contract to be approved by the full ownership group.

“The committee that basically negotiates salary with our commissioner is taking the view, especially the chairman, that they in a limited group can complete this agreement. I disagree,” Jones said on a Dallas radio show.

ESPN reported that one NFL owner called the salary Goodell is seeking “offensive.”

Goodell is dealing with a league in turmoil in 2017. Along with the divisive national anthem protests, the NFL is suffering from a rash of injuries to star players, growing concerns about concussions and CTE, sagging TV ratings and lousy games.

He has reportedly earned more than $212 million since he was elected commissioner in 2006.

Jones will not sue NFL over Goodell extension, demands accountability .
Jones will not sue NFL over Goodell extension, demands accountabilityJones previously threatened to sue the league over an extension for Goodell, which would keep the commissioner in power through 2024.

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