Tuesday, 21 November, 2017

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones escalates fight over Roger Goodell's new contract

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Patty Aguilar | 14 November, 2017, 21:07

The warning to Jones, which was issued by the six owners on the NFL compensation committee after the group held a conference call Monday, comes less than two weeks after he threatened to sue the league and the owners on the committee who have been working for months on a new contract for Goodell. For Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, it could get a lot more expensive than that.

On Saturday, committee chairman Arthur Blank of the Atlanta Falcons removed Jones as an ad-hoc, non-voting member of the committee due to his threat to sue.

FRISCO, Texas - Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said he will not back off the threat of suing the National Football League and several other owners if the compensation committee comes to an agreement with commissioner Roger Goodell on an extension.

"Roger has nearly 18 months [left before the contract expires]", Jones said.

"The committee that basically negotiates salary with our commissioner is taking the view, especially the chairman, that they in a limited group can complete this agreement". Which is fitting, given that the lawsuit would arise from Jones' objection to the many millions to be paid to Commissioner Roger Goodell under his next contract.

According to the New York Times (h/t ESPN.com), the NFL's compensation committee has issued a cease-and-desist warning to Jones regarding his threat to sue the National Football League over Goodell's contract negotiations.

The league could take a range of steps, including fines, docking draft picks and even suspending Jones, according to several people with knowledge of the situation.

Goodell's current deal expires after the 2018 season and the committee is negotiating with Goodell for a new five-year deal that would run through 2025.

The criticisms around Goodell focus on his bungling of the league's domestic violence policy and the Bountygate and Deflategate controversies.

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