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Source: NFL, Goodell working on 5-year contract extension

Aug 21, 2017, 9:00 AM
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell smiles as he walks onstage during the first round of the 2017 NFL fo...
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell smiles as he walks onstage during the first round of the 2017 NFL football draft, Thursday, April 27, 2017, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
(AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

A person with knowledge of the negotiations tells The Associated Press the NFL is working on a five-year contract extension for Commissioner Roger Goodell.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity Monday because the deal is not complete. The extension would run through the 2024 season. Goodell’s contract is up after the 2019 season. The collective bargaining agreement expires after the 2020 season.

Goodell became commissioner in 2006. He earned just over $31 million for the 2015 season. Because the league office is no longer classified as a tax-exempt organization, the commissioner’s salary is no longer required to be made public.

The contract negotiations were first reported by Sports Business Journal.

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Source: NFL, Goodell working on 5-year contract extension