Next step: Leak to the media what Goodell is looking for.
It was reported on Sunday that Goodell wants $50 million annually, a private jet, and health care for him and his family for the rest of their life. One owner said, "You don't get to have this many messes over the years like Roger has had and survive it". One owner thinks this is absurd and told Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen of ESPN "that number for Roger just seems too much" and that "it's offensive" and "unseemly".
Regardless of the maneuverings and machinations that brought the information to light, the end result will be to indeed make Goodell even less popular among the public.
Indeed, the league office said this week that Goodell's contract, which will be worth over $200 million in total and run until 2024, should be formally completed soon, and acknowledged that, in response to his unusual actions, Jones was no longer allowed to serve as an ad hoc member of the Compensation Committee. Jerry already had only a handful of guys backing him on this (calling for Goodell's job), and he is isolating himself more and more by doing things this way.
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".
Monday's conference call comes on the heels of Cowboys owner Jerry Jones making moves to block Goodell's extension.
While executive vice president of communications Joe Lockhart denied the exact figure, the ESPN source said Goodell is standing firm on his demands. As his 28-year ownership history shows, he is not afraid of taking an unpopular stand-and of angering his peers-when he feels he is right. It doesn't seem that Goodell is going to walk away willingly either. "He has said he's committed to it". The committee has found consistent support for a new Goodell deal. Despite no criminal conviction Goodell suspended Elliot for six games for breaking the NFL's personal conduct policy.