Roger Goodell, the NFL's commissioner, has chosen to allow the protests to continue and to not take any action against players, but recently it seems that decision could be costing him. Next step: Leak to the media what Goodell is looking for. The last written counterproposal from Goodell, which was around the first of August, was seeking about $49.5 million per year, as well as the lifetime use of a private jet and lifetime health insurance for his family, according to a source familiar with the negotiations. He has achieved a significant cache within the NFL in making the Cowboys one of the most valued commodities in all of global sports, but that is quickly eroding, according to numerous league and ownership sources. One NFL owner said the new proposal is "just too much for Roger" calling it offensive.
Goodell has been the league's commissioner since 2006 and his current contract is approximately $30 million in salary a year.
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As per Bleacher Report, in a statement they released earlier today (November 12th), the National Football League stated that "the only element of the ESPN report that is true is that there is a regularly scheduled Compensation Committee conference call on Monday". As PFW reported this week, Jones may have a half-dozen owners in his corner, while a larger group remains displeased with Goodell but isn't sure how to respond, and a growing faction is furious with Jones over his public handling of the NFL's private business. "He can stand to show some humility, but he won't listen to staff".
"I don't sense that at all from him", one source who is regularly around Goodell told ESPN. "He feels there are important issues he has to deal with". It doesn't seem that Goodell is going to walk away willingly either. The committee has found consistent support for a new Goodell deal. Jones is doing everything he can to overthrow Goodell, and if he can't, to cut off his money supply.