The NFL is not backing down from Jerry Jones' threats


The NFL is not backing down from Jerry Jones' threats

In layman's terms, Roger Goodell could decide that Jones' reported threats to sabotage Goodell's contract talks to remain NFL commissioner have been detrimental to the league, as Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio first reported.

In what could be a considered a shocking development in a situation that appears forever developing, it is being reported that owners in the National Football League have sent Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones a stern warning. Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has been in the center of quite a bit of it so far, and now there's a new story emerging.

The letter, of which CNNMoney obtained a copy, said Jones' "antics, whatever their motivation, are damaging the league and reflect conduct detrimental to the league's best interests".

The letter, first reported by The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, was written by outside counsel for the compensation committee and given to the AP by a person who requested anonymity because it was not meant to be made public.

It also served to accuse Jones of leaking out details of contract requests from Goodell that he "personally knows to be an outdated, historical artifact of no relevance whatsoever in the context of these lengthy negotiations".

The letter confirmed that Jones was removed as a non-voting member of the compensation committee after threatening to sue.

The letter sent on Wednesday said Jones is trying to "deliberately interfere" with the committee's work.

That didn't sit well with the committee which is headed by Falcons owner Arthur Blank.

Goodell has the authority to administer those penalties under the league constitution in Article VIII, Section 8.13. That type of proposed action also must involve the league's powerful executive committee, which includes Jones among its eight members.

Jones can back off now, grumbling about Goodell and Ezekiel Elliott and Papa John's stock price and ungrateful players daring to shine a public light on racial injustice and inequality, or he can go full Al Davis and start battling in court on multiple fronts, if need be.



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