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Thursday, November 09, 2017

Jerry Jones, the owner of the Dallas Cowboys and one of the NFL's most powerful figures, has escalated his feud with Commissioner Roger Goodell, threatening to sue the league and some fellow team owners over negotiations to extend Goodell's contract, according to three people with direct knowledge of the situation. The dispute between Jones and Goodell stems from Jones's anger over the commissioner's suspending of Ezekiel Elliott, the Cowboys' star running back, who was accused of domestic violence by his former girlfriend. Goodell gave Elliott a six-game suspension, though no charges were filed in the case.

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According to the sources with knowledge of the meetings and phone calls, Jones is ready to pull the trigger on the lawsuit at the end of this week.

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 its current plans to extend Goodell's contract.

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Jerrah believes Goodell is overcompensating for the mistake he made with Ray Rice; because of all the flack he got for not being tough enough, which he wasn't in that very obvious case.

No investigators of the Elliot case believe the purported victims' claims, not the police, not the DA, not the only NFL investigator, a woman, the Lead Investigator who actually talked to her. No one else at the NFL ever even met her... although they did have tapes of her and friends talking about how much money they could make with this claim.

None of these court hearings have been about the actual case, which may go to court next year and which if he did assault her, he should be at least suspended, perhaps jailed.... these hearings and his off and on again playing time have been about whether he got a fair hearing from his employer.... and about the NFL and the Players Assoc trying to get legal advantages in the next contract negotiations.

He's still playing as of Thursday when there is another appeal hearing. He won the last one to the surprise of just about everyone.

I'm sure Jerrah believes Zeke is not guilty of the claims, just as all the investigators have been, and it must really tee him off that some owners want to extend Goodell's contract... plus, he isn't getting any younger and the D is finally starting to gel with lead leading sack and run defense numbers, lol.

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2017-11-09 12:13 AM | Reply

Rich conservative ------- figures the best way to get what he wants is to exert influence over the system. I'm so shocked.

#2 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-11-09 11:42 AM | Reply

For once i agree with the scumbag Jerry Jones. If Elliot has no charges filed against him, then leave him TF alone.

#3 | Posted by kudzu at 2017-11-09 12:31 PM | Reply

For once i agree with the scumbag Jerry Jones. If Elliot has no charges filed against him, then leave him TF alone.

#3 | Posted by kudzu

A private corp can do whatever it wants. The judicial system has a very high bar for conviction. Even OJ got off scott free when everyone knew he did it.

#4 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-11-09 02:05 PM | Reply

I agree that the Elliott suspension is egregiously bad and Jones has a right to be pissed about the league sabotaging his season.

However, from what I've heard on the radio, Jones' lawsuit isn't just going to be about Elliot. He's going to contend that Goodell has handled the protests poorly. That Goodell handled CTE issues poorly. And that Goodell has handled real cases of domestic violence poorly.

That latter part is mighty hypocritical considering Jones' clear record of not giving a crap what players have done off the field.

#5 | Posted by Sully at 2017-11-09 02:20 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I believe Elliott did it, and the 6 games is not enough.
Jerruh Jones is headed down Al Davis boulevard at 100 mph.

Jones thinks he has more power than he really has. Jerruh's ego needs to be taken down about 10 notches.

#6 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2017-11-10 09:23 AM | Reply

And who really could care less if Jerry Jones sues the NFL. A bunch of arrogant billionaires squabbling over their profits. ---- 'em. Go Rams!

#7 | Posted by moder8 at 2017-11-10 03:59 PM | Reply

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