Yes, Jerry Jones is slowing down the Goodell contract extension

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There’s news on Commissioner Roger Goodell’s contract extension. But it’s not really news.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has impeded the process of finalizing Goodell’s new deal, which would extend his stay through 2024.

“If it weren’t for Jerry’s involvement, Goodell’s extension could be done,” Schefter said. Both Schefter and Chris Mortensen made a big deal about the fact that Jones has made himself into an unofficial member of the Compensation Committee.

Here’s what PFT reported more than two weeks ago on this very subject: “Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Jones has made himself into, essentially, an ad hoc member of the Compensation Committee. Though not one of the three owners who officially joined the three existing owners in May for the purposes of negotiating Commissioner Roger Goodell’s extension, committee chairman Arthur Blank has allowed Jones to have a role and a voice in the process of hammering out Goodell’s proposed new deal. . . . It’s possible Blank regrets it. Per the source, Jones has been very aggressive about the matter, a concern that traces back to the owners-only meeting in March, during which Jones raised before his peers a variety of issues regarding the way the league does business.”

As PFT reported back in March, Jones argued in an owners-only meeting that more owners should be involved in negotiating the contract with the Commissioner, and that (essentially) the Commissioner makes too much.

The only real news coming out of the ESPN discussion is that a conference call of the Compensation Committee will happen on Wednesday. The major talking points really aren’t news — but at least this week it’s not year-old news about the Drew Brees contract.

29 responses to “Yes, Jerry Jones is slowing down the Goodell contract extension

  1. Goodell does his job perfectly. He gets all that money to keep the Owners and NFLPA out of all the media headlines.

    Jones is just so bad at PR that he keeps pulling attention on himself even with a Goodell blanket.

  2. Jones is nothing but a big-mouthed hypocrite.

    When Tom Brady was being put through a witch-hunt for allegedly taking a little air out of some footballs (which science now proves he – and the Colts – didn’t), Jones sided with Gooddell, and told Brady to shut up and take his punishment.

    Now, with Ezekiel Elliott being accused of a much more serious crime (emphasis on the word “crime”!) with more evidence than there was against Brady, Jones is suddenly calling the Commissioner out!

    Hypocrite, Jerry Jones, blatant hypocrite!

  3. “He makes too much”. Ya think? Meanwhile guys who play in this league for 10 plus years are literally leaving this game unable to walk and/or talk properly…and broke.

  4. How ironic, when Goodell was suspending TB 12 despite a lack of evidence (the NFL actually admitted in federal court to Judge Berman they had no evidence) ,Jerry thought Goodell was doing a great job. Now that it’s his teams turn , how quickly he’s changed his tune.

  5. If I had my way, Goodell, Jones, and DeMaurice Smith would all disappear. If you put all their brains together, you’d still have a nitwit.

  6. Goodell had done a commendable job as the commissioner and been paid handsomely for doing it. He’s become though a poor face for the league from a PR standpoint. It’s time for a change and getting a more diplomatic leader in that chair would be a positive.

  7. Good for Jerry taking an active role in running his business. There are too many owners simply cashing their annuity checks. How do I know? Look at the number of teams perpetually in the cellar and not improving. Counter that with the teams continually at the top of the standings.

    Competitive balance is terrible right now and ownership is responsible. The schedule setup is designed to place at least one team per division at the top of the league and a second team which is at least competitive (within a game in the standings). That is not working for the AFC South, NFC West, AFC East).

  8. I am not part of the group that whines about Goodell. With that said, perhaps the NFL owners really need to pause on this one. The NFL is on a bit of a downward spiral in terms of TV ratings, which will ultimately affect revenue and we all know that’s the bottom line.

    I’m sure the owners can find someone else who will help with the ratings and improve the league’s PR… both of which are tied together.

  9. The NFL ratings were down 12% last year. They were down an additional 14%% after week 1 this year. The network contracts are signed thru 2022 I believe. The networks are going to start losing money. They have already refunded advertising fees because of lack of viewership.

    People are complaining about all of the following.

    Lack of respect for the flag and the country
    Too many commercials
    Too many non competitive games
    Politics being interjected into sports by all the networks.
    Prices way too high on attendance, parking refreshments etc.
    The Brady suspension proved the league is totally corrupt.

    There were no positives presently associated with today’s NFL.

    Goodell must GO, and a lot of things changed. Some of the stadiums don’t even look half filled. They don’t want to fix anything, they want to add more games, expand into Europe & Asia.

    The NFL has forgotten the FANS, the only reason they exist. The problem is they are too stupid to listen to their customers. This is not going to have a good ending.

  10. Yes, Goodell must be punished. His salary should be paid like $15 an hour, what has this guy done for the league ? He’s made it the no fun league. I rather see Goodell gone and hire someone else for commissioner.

  11. I think Jerry Jones is a total joke. I also think he’s being a real hypocrite to suddenly care about the League’s insane discipline process for off-field matters when he said that everything was A-OK with the way Goodell handled the Brady case.

    Despite all that, I’m thrilled that Jones is horning in on this and putting the brakes of Goodell’s contract. If a majority of the owners have to have their own teams get shafted by Goodell before they muster the gumption to get rid of that clown, then so be it. Here’s another one and now maybe we’re starting to get somewhere.

  12. Honestly, the players need to win this next contract dispute. We need to be able to draw players from other sports and with the CTE stuff that’s a tough sell. godell, tags, rozell, it wont really matter it’s all the collective opinions of very old men.

  13. I do not understand how Goodell has any sort of job, let alone Commissioner of the Nationals Football League.

  14. cueghost says:
    September 17, 2017 at 11:04 am
    It’s time for a new CBA and a new Commissioner. Goodell has to go before this becomes a soccer country.

    ________________________________

    Too bad the NFLPA will give Goodell even more power in exchange for an extra 2 min for a water break in the 4th no pads practice.

  15. I can imagine any of these owners would hire someone with Goodell’s lack of ethics to run any of their companies. If they extend his contract, they deserve whatever happens to them.

  16. The league would be making the same amount of money without Goodell. All he’s done is create a tidal wave of unnecessary scandal and bad press through constant mishandling of what should be routine tasks.

    That’s what this comes down to – he isn’t necessary. Swap him out for a serious professional who can handle routine PR and discipline matters rationally, and everyone breathes a sigh of relief and moves on.

  17. The real issue isn’t that Goodell is paid too much, it’s that he paid at all. Get rid of him and the insane comp package and baggage that are tied to him.

  18. patriots123456 says:
    September 17, 2017 at 11:41 am
    The NFL ratings were down 12% last year. They were down an additional 14%% after week 1 this year. The network contracts are signed thru 2022 I believe. The networks are going to start losing money. They have already refunded advertising fees because of lack of viewership.
    People are complaining about all of the following.
    Lack of respect for the flag and the country
    Too many commercials
    Too many non competitive games
    Politics being interjected into sports by all the networks.
    Prices way too high on attendance, parking refreshments etc.
    The Brady suspension proved the league is totally corrupt.

    “totally corrupt”? Really???

  19. 1bigtex says:
    September 17, 2017 at 2:58 pm

    “totally corrupt”? Really???
    ————————

    Pretty much. If psigate didn’t convince you, surely the Ezekial Elliott debacle did.

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