Despite Threats From Owners, Jerry Jones Says He Won’t Stop Fighting Goodell
Jerry Jones has never been one to bow to external pressure, and now that six of his fellow owners have sent him a message, loud and clear, that he should stop interfering with Roger Goodell’s contract extension, it sure doesn’t seem like he’s going to waver.
The letter, which outlined possible ramifications for Jones—which could include a fine, lawsuit, or even suspension—was brushed off by Jones on a radio show as “laughable and ridiculous.”
The point Jones has continually been making is that there’s no need to rush through this extension. Goodell has 18 months left on his current term and a lot to prove in the NFL’s troubled 2017 landscape. I mean, it’s not like he’s going to take a job somewhere else, right?
Many feel that Jones is giving Goodell a hard time because of Ezekiel Elliott’s six-game suspension, which is now back on and appears to be in effect for the rest of the season.
Someone’s gotta blink here. Who’s it gonna be?