Perhaps the most unjust thing about the NFL is that owners are not required to offer players guaranteed contracts. Commissioner Roger Goodell, who has become fabulously wealthy thanks to the guaranteed contracts he’s enjoyed for the last 11 years, has never seemed too concerned by the fact that so many of his league’s players can have their salaries voided at any moment. With that in mind, please enjoy this paragraph from an ESPN report about Jerry Jones’s mounting efforts to undermine Goodell:
A person who spoke recently with Goodell said the commissioner is “furious” about Jones’ and other owners’ insistence that his next contract’s compensation should be more performance-based, including incentives that would allow him to be paid at roughly the same level of his current deal. “He feels as if the owners have made a lot of money and he should be compensated accordingly,” the source said. “The incentives thing really angers him.”
Man, does that feel good.