National Football League owners discuss 'nuclear' option to banish Jerry Jones

Roger Goodell wants an awful lot in his new contract. More

Roger Goodell (right) is reportedly seeking $49.5million per year, a private jet for life and health insurance for his family to stay on at the NFL.

ESPN reported Sunday morning that the committee, which consists of six owners, will speak on a conference call Monday, less than a week after reports that Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has informed members of the group that he planned to block the extension with a lawsuit. The latest installment involves an outlandish-looking contract proposal from the NFL commissioner, and a direct shot from the league office at two of the sport's most prolific reporters.

But months of repeated missteps, failures and black eyes have sawed the legs off that throne, and Goodell now finds his contract extension anything but a rubber-stamp guarantee ... even as he's apparently making some eyebrow-raising contract demands. The NFL denied this report, with Daniel Kaplan adding a quote from Blank that negotiations are moving forward as expected.

And many place the blame squarely on the shoulders of Goodell, who has chosen to rule with an iron fist in some disputes and dispassion bordering on passivity in others. League rules say only that players "should" stand.

Jones said his relationship with Goodell, and issues related to his compensation, are deeper than his recent concern over the league's handling of Elliott's case.

Jones said that he isn't pushing for a review of Goodell's contract because the commissioner suspended Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliot six games on allegations of domestic violence.

Some fans have said protests are disrespectful to the American flag and to the military, and have boycotted the NFL.

A spokesman for the National Football League said all 32 owners agreed previously to give the committee the authority to decide whether Goodell should get an extension. "I think we need the checks and balances of ownership having to actually be in a position to not just suggest but approve of his decisions".

It's not clear how much Goodell was paid in 2016 and 2017. Goodell, 58, has been commisioner since 2006.

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