The NFL's Compensation Committee will hold a conference call Monday to discuss and further push ahead the proposed extension for commissioner Roger Goodell, sources confirmed to ESPN.
The conference call, first reported Saturday by The New York Times, marks the first call sinceowner Jerry Jones voiced his displeasure about the contract extension that the committee has been discussing. The call also gives the committee a chance to do what it believes is right.
"The committee will address Goodell's salary and compensation package. The last written counterproposal from Goodell, which was around the first of August, was seeking about $50 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," wrote ESPN.
Goodell currently makes around $30 million a year.
One NFL owner told ESPN that there are "several owners in this league who don't make $40 million a year." The owner was referring to the salaries that owners take, which does not include the increase in valuations that each NFL franchise has undergone.
"That number for Roger just seems too much," the owner said. "It's offensive. It's unseemly."
One NFL executive told ESPN that the committee should pass a rule that prohibits Goodell from making more than the league's highest-paid player.
An attorney for Jones has said that owners are being, according to a letter, obtained by ESPN, that was sent late Wednesday to the league's counsel and shared with team owners and executives. Jones has threatened to file a lawsuit if Goodell's extension is completed without final review or approval from the league's 32 teams.
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