Falcons Owner Arthur Blank Says Compensation Committee Is Finalizing Roger Goodell's Extension

Falcons Owner Arthur Blank Says Compensation Committee Is Finalizing Roger Goodell's Extension

After soundly routing the Cowboys on Sunday, Blank's claims insinuate that Jerry Jones isn't making much headway off the field in his reported efforts to hinder negotiations with Goodell either.

The Compensation Committee now consists of Falcons owner Arthur Blank, Chiefs owner Clark Hunt, Giants co-owner John Mara, Patriots owner Robert Kraft, Steelers owner Art Rooney II, and Texans owner Bob McNair.

The NFL's compensation committee will reconvene Monday to discuss the proposed contract extension for commissioner Roger Goodell, according to multiple reports.

Florio noted one of the article's sections allows the commissioner to enforce the forfeiture of a team if an owner "has been or is guilty of conduct detrimental to the welfare of the league or professional football". That ended around the time he told committee members earlier this month that he had hired attorney David Boies and threatened to file a lawsuit if Goodell's extension is completed, according to people familiar with the committee's deliberations.

Jones' announcement comes in the wake of news regarding the suspension of Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott, who was punished by the NFL for violating the league's personal conduct policy.

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Profootballtalk.com reported Sunday night that the league and owners could attempt to force Jones to sell the franchise.

With the week's tension in mind, media members were watching Jones and Blank closely before the game.

The competition committee was given specific power to approve a contract extension for Goodell, according to King. The negotiations are progressing, and we will keep ownership apprised of the negotiations as they move forward.

Blank is the head of the NFL's Compensation Committee, and is one of the key players in Goodell's negotiations.

Jones has an issue with the contract extension and the power of the commissioner.

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