Published: Sat, November 18, 2017
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Jerry Jones had strong words after Zeke suspension

Jerry Jones had strong words after Zeke suspension

The money quote is up high, as it should be, with Jones telling Goodell after learning of the Ezekiel Elliott suspension, "I'm gonna come after you with everything I have", then threatening the commissioner further with a slur and a reference to Patriots owner Bob Kraft.

Additionally, some owners reportedly believe that Jones personally appealed to Papa John's CEO John Schnatter to disparage the league for a loss of revenue due to declining ratings and poor leadership during the ongoing protests from players. "That's ridiculous. That's not going to happen". The other owners just sent a letter of censure to Jones's lawyer David Boies, accusing Jones of "conduct detrimental to the league" and stating that they have had enough of his damaging "antics" that include threatened lawsuits if he doesn't get his way, the New York Times reported Wednesday night. There have been reports of consideration by some owners of possibly forcing Jones to sell the Cowboys, a franchise with an estimated value of more than $4 billion.

There's been no shortage of surprises in the ongoing drama that has taken over National Football League owners surrounding the negotiations of Roger Goodell's contract extension, but beyond all the posturing, another interesting tidbit of information emerged from the rubble - NBA commissioner Adam Silver was reportedly one of the names some owners were considering as a potential replacement for Roger Goodell. In a letter by a Cowboys attorney, Jones also accused Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank, chairman of the compensation committee, of misleading owners about the negotiations. The owner said "there's a chance" Goodell's extension could be completed before or at that meeting.

Your November letter is yet another effort by your client to disregard and deliberately interfere with the May 2017 Resolution, unanimously adopted by the owners (including your client), which expressly approved a contract extension with Commissioner Goodell and further authorized the Compensation Committee to finalize the terms of that extension.

The owners voted 32-0 in May to authorize the Compensation Committee to negotiate to conclusion a new five-year extension with Goodell.

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