And they're whoppers. They include a $50 million annual salary, lifetime use of a private jet and lifetime health insurance for Goodell and his entire family, per ESPN's Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen.
The committee will discuss a compensation package for Goodell who now makes around $30 million per year.
Six days after the contentious conference call, ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported that Cowboys attorney Jason Cohen sent a letter to the Compensation Committee, claiming that National Football League owners have been "unquestionably misled" by Blank as chair of the committee. As PFW reported this week, Jones may have a half-dozen owners in his corner, while a larger group remains displeased with Goodell but isn't sure how to respond, and a growing faction is furious with Jones over his public handling of the NFL's private business.
One NFL owner told ESPN that there are "several owners in this league who don't make $40 million a year". "It's offensive. It's unseemly".
While executive vice president of communications Joe Lockhart denied the exact figure, the ESPN source said Goodell is standing firm on his demands.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell addresses the media at the Super Bowl Winner and MVP press conference on February 6, 2017 in Houston, Texas.
There also are those in the league who believe the only way Goodell would not stay on as commissioner would be if he walked away. "He's not going to resign; he's not going to take a pay cut".
Goodell found a friendlier outlet in The MMQB, which did not report the exact numbers but did suggest that Goodell has not only been open to accepting an incentive-laden deal, but he proposed one. As his 28-year ownership history shows, he is not afraid of taking an unpopular stand-and of angering his peers-when he feels he is right. Jones contends that Blank has misled owners about having the unanimous approval of the six-man committee to extend Goodell. "He has said he's committed to it".
"The problem is, no one is talking about games anymore", said one owner. "It's about concussions, Jones vs. Goodell, Zeke, the anthem".