Jerry Jones was reprimanded and threatened by the NFL commissioner’s office for having persuaded a majority of other team owners to delay giving a fat contract extension to Roger Goodell.
That’s right, the commissioner is okaying letters to NFL franchise owners that reprimand them for questioning the boss…and questioning how much of their money he’s getting!
Jones is signaling that there is a rift between Goodell and league figureheads and the actual ownership on the issues of patriotism, protest and respecting the American flag.
The letter from the NFL to Jones slams the Dallas Cowboys owner with the accusation of conduct “detrimental to the league.”
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On Wednesday, a report from CNBC claimed that a majority of the NFL’s owners would like to delay Commissioner Goodell’s contract extension. A report which flies in the face of the sports media’s portrayal of Jones as a bitter, lone wolf owner on a personal vendetta against the commissioner.
Fast-forward a few hours, and the Wall Street Journal revealed the contents of a critical letter the NFL sent to Jones’ attorney David Boies. In that letter, the league accused Jones of “conduct detrimental to the best interests of the league.” Specifically, the league targeted Jones for attempting to sabotage Commissioner Goodell’s contract extension.
Jones’ attempt to delay Goodell’s contract has become a growing source of conflict within the league.
The situation has become so bad that some owners have discussed removing Jones from the league. According to the WSJ, the league would have to establish that Jones had engaged in “conduct detrimental” to the league, in order to remove Jones from his ownership of the Cowboys. The fact that the league’s letter to Jones contained that precise language, makes the league’s letter to Jones a very big deal.
The NFL’s letter to Jones came in response to a letter from Jones’ attorney on November 14th. In that letter, Jones’ attorney David Boies wrote that, “Mr. Jones is in possession of a document that shows that certain statements made about those negotiations are not accurate.”
The Cowboys did not respond the Journal’s request for comment. Though, the statement from all this seems pretty clear: If the NFL and Jerry Jones weren’t at war before, they definitely are now.