REPORT: Jerry Jones Has Threatened To Sue The NFL If Roger Goodell’s Contract is Extended
Jerry Jones has drawn his line in the sand and it’s all hands on deck when it comes to Roger Goodell and his future with the league.
The Dallas Cowboys owner has been the primary voice behind a group of owners who would love to see Commissioner Roger Goodell not get an extension. His anger with Goodell stems from the whole Ezekiel Elliott saga. The Cowboys star running back has constantly dealt with being told he’s suspended for six games, only to be told he’s been granted a stay and can play again.
On Wednesday, Jones made his intentions real clear when he escalated his feud with Goodell, threatening to sue the league and some fellow team owners over negotiations to extend Goodell’s contract.
“Jones told the six owners on the league’s compensation committee last week that he had hired David Boies, the high-profile lawyer under fire in the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment case, according to the people, who declined to speak publicly about internal league matters.
Jones said in a conference call last Thursday with the six owners — those of the Chiefs, Falcons, Giants, Patriots, Steelers and Texans — that legal papers were drawn up and would be served this Friday if the committee did not scrap or delay its current plans to extend Goodell’s contract.
Jones, known for brassy talk and bold moves, may be making his most audacious maneuver yet in taking on fellow owners, with whom he normally holds considerable sway in matters like the relocation of teams and how the league spends its money.”