Posted November 01, 2018 06:24:17 NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has made his feelings on the Super Bowl clear.
He said Monday he will make the decision in the next two weeks about whether the NFL should be allowed to pay players.
The league’s salary cap is set to be in place by the end of the season, meaning that if the cap is hit by a season-ending injury, teams will be forced to pay their players to the end.
If Goodell makes the decision before the start of the 2018 season, it would be the second time he has taken a position that could impact the Super and regular-season games.
The commissioner told reporters on Monday that he’s “confident” in Goodell’s decision.
“I’m going to make the call,” Goodell said.
And if we’re going to do something, it needs to be done in a way that’s fair and just. “
We’re a business.
And if we’re going to do something, it needs to be done in a way that’s fair and just.
And that means making sure that our players get paid fairly.
And I think that’s a decision I’m going take in the very next few weeks.”
Goodell was asked if he will announce the decision until the season starts, saying, “No.”
The NFL announced in December that it would no longer pay players in the NFLPA’s salary-cap-hit Super Bowl.
That was due to a disagreement with the league over the Superdome’s renovation and expansion, which was made possible by a tax-exempt status for the NFL and NFLPA.
The decision to stop paying players was announced on Monday, and it is now set to come into effect for the 2018 regular season.
Goodell said he believes that the decision to pay a premium to players will create a greater opportunity for teams to attract players and that the NFL’s salary structure is “not sustainable.”
The commissioner said that he would not be concerned about the salary cap being hit in the 2017 season.
“If I were the commissioner, I wouldn’t be concerned,” Goodell told reporters.
“In fact, I think the salary- cap is probably more sustainable in the long run.”
Goodell said that teams will not have to pay the luxury tax if they sign players to contracts in the past four years.
The NFLPA, which represents more than 100 teams, was not immediately available for comment on Goodell’s comments.
Goodell has been a proponent of paying players, but has been more hesitant to do so than the NFL.
He has been vocal about wanting to see the NFL pay players a salary cap in the first year of the new system, but he has also said that the league should not have players on its roster longer than a season.