Owners extend Goodell’s contract through 2015

NFL owners have shown their support for Commissioner Roger Goodell by unanimously voting to award him a new five-year contract, through 2015. His original contract was due to expire in September 2011.

The vote occurred last December at a league meeting in Dallas.

“Commissioner Goodell and his staff have done an outstanding job, and this is a statement of confidence in Roger’s leadership,” said Falcons owner Arthur Blank, chairman of the NFL’s Compensation Committee. “NFL ownership recognizes his already significant list of accomplishments and is fully behind his strategic vision for the future of our league.”

The terms of Goodell’s new contract haven’t been finalized, but Blank added that “there will be no change in his annual compensation.”

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