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Roger Goodell is Close to a Contract Extension

This morning, Schefty reported that Roger Goodell is closing in on a 5-year extension to remain the Commissioner of the NFL through 2024…

This extension means a few things. One: With the CBA ending in 2020, Goodell will be representing the owners once again. Two: Until 2024 ALL major NFL decisions will go through him.

Since taking over as Commissioner in 2006, Goodell has had arguably one of the most eventful and scrutinized tenures in any sport. He has a huge hand in the popularity of the NFL going up since 2006, but he has also made a ton of unpopular decisions during that time.

The only thing that will make me feel better about this is that when the time comes for a new CBA, his right to be the judge, jury, and executioner in terms of player discipline have to be taken away. Given how many times he’s botched those decisions over the years, I feel like that his power will definitely be reduced, or we’re probably heading towards a major lockout come 2020.

Written By: Nick Cherico (@NickCherico2)

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