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Non-Guaranteed Contracts


The comedy coming out of the infighting at the NFL’s highest levels is comical, as supervillain Jerry Jones attempts to block supervillain Roger Goddell from getting a new contract. But the best part, in a league that has forced its players into non-guaranteed contracts that allow owners to make millions off them and then disposing of the players whenever they like for almost no penalty, is that Goodell is going ballistic because of the possibility he might receive a non-guaranteed contract.

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.”

Of course the ability of the elite to make any comparison between themselves and their underlings is totally nonexistent.

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