Things are getting spicy between owners.
On Tuesday, NFL owners met for a league-wide meeting and things reportedly got vulgar between Jerry Jones and Robert Kraft.
According to ESPN, the owners voted 31-1 to permit their compensation committee to open negotiations on a new contract with commissioner Roger Goodell. However, the owners of the Cowboys and Patriots got into a heated discussion.
Via the report:
“The sources said Kraft joined the overwhelming majority in strong support for the measure, with Jones the lone dissenter in the owners-only session, eventually telling Kraft, “Don’t f— with me.”
Kraft replied, “Excuse me?”
“Don’t mess with me,” Jones said.”
Jones, who has been opposed to a new contract for Goodell in the past, reportedly has the same issue with this new contract, which is the compensation.
More from the report:
“Jones is concerned that the triggers for Goodell’s proposed bonus pool in a new contract will be too vague and not connected to a strict set of financial goals and metrics without a more rigorous review, sources said. “He believes in corporate good governance and wants accountability on the financial goals tied to Roger’s bonus,” said a league source familiar with Jones’ thinking. “He is sensitive to awarding a big bonus to Roger before he performs and earns it.” The source added that, in the past, Jones has thought Goodell’s financial targets were too “vague.”
ESPN’s source claims Jones’ outburst to Kraft was not connected to any lingering animosity between Kraft and Jones.
Aside from his verbal spat with Kraft, Jones has also had to brush off a report of a rift between him and Dan Snyder amid reports that the Commanders owner had secrets about him.
“Anything in that was news to me,” Jones said during his weekly Dallas radio appearance. “I don’t have those kinds of problems.”
One owner was told by Snyder directly that he “has dirt” on Jones,” according to a team source in ESPN’s report.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.