Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones threatened to serve legal papers if the NFL’s competition committee approved a contract extension for Commissioner Roger Goodell.
Several NFL owners were “shocked” by Jones’ threat of legal action, which goes against the grain of how the league usually handles business.
One owner believes Jones wants to “overthrow” Goodell.
It was reported last week that Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones hired a lawyer and threatened NFL owners on the competition committee with legal action if they passed a contract extension for Commissioner Roger Goodell.
Jones has reportedly been unhappy with Goodell on several fronts, ranging from the six-game suspension for Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott over domestic violence allegations, to the league’s unwillingness to force players to stand during the national anthem. Jones has also been against the proposed terms for Goodell’s contract extension, feeling Goodell makes too much money already and that the proposed incentive-based deal would still pay Goodell a similar amount of money.
According to Sports Illustrated’s Peter King, one owner described Jones’ mission: “There is little question in my mind that Jerry Jones wants to overthrow Roger Goodell.”
According to King, Jones’ demands over Goodell’s contract have not gone over well with the competition committee. …read more
Source:: Businessinsider – Sports