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NFL: Roger Goodell extension expected to be OKd

NFL: Roger Goodell extension expected to be OKd

The NFL expects a five-year contract extension with Commissioner Roger Goodell to be finalized soon, despite a threatened lawsuit by Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.

NFL spokesman Joe Lockhart said that “our expectation is this will be wrapped up soon, but we can’t project an actual date.”

The extension would carry through 2024. Goodell became commissioner in 2006.

Lockhart added that the league is aware of Jones’ potential lawsuit, which apparently has been sparked by Elliott’s six-game suspension.

“Certainly neither the compensation committee or the league has been made aware of a lawsuit being filed,” he said.

As for reports that Jones and other owners might...

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