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Staying Put For A While: NFL Close To Extending Goodell's Contract Through '24

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 21 / 17

The NFL is "close to extending Commissioner Roger Goodell's contract through 2024, and an announcement may be coming as soon as this week," according to sources cited by Daniel Kaplan of SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL. A source said that the 32 team owners "do not need to vote on the renewal because they un...

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