NFL not planning another vote from all owners on Roger Goodell’s contract extension

Roger Goodell’s pending five-year contract extension is to run through 2024. (Tim Bradbury/Getty Images)

The NFL is not planning for all owners to vote again on Commissioner Roger Goodell’s pending contract extension, according to multiple people familiar with the deliberations.

Such a vote is being sought by Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, who opposes completion of the extension and seeks to have its terms considered by all owners via another ratification vote.

But the league and the compensation committee are sticking to the contention that no further voting is necessary after the owners voted, 32-0, during their May meeting in Chicago to authorize the committee, led by Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank, to negotiate the extension with Goodell.

“There’s no basis for another vote,” the owner of one team said.

Two other people with knowledge of the league’s inner workings also said there are no plans for another vote, adding that owners will be kept informed of the compensation committee’s negotiations with Goodell and will have the opportunity to seek any further details they might want.

The owners are scheduled to meet Dec. 12-13 in Dallas. Goodell’s extension could be completed before or during that meeting.

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