National Football League owners explore ousting Jerry Jones over Goodell opposition

Leslie Hanson
November 14, 2017

When it comes to extending the contract of the NFL Commissioner, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones believes there is no rush to get it done.

FYI, the controversy stems from a PFT report saying some NFL owners have discussed a "nuclear option" to force Jones out for conduct detrimental to the league due to his war on NFL Commish Roger Goodell. Rather, Jones has said that he is trying to make Goodell's contract talks more transparent in light of what he calls recent missteps by the league office, including how it has handled the protests by players.

Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank, chairman of the committee, said negotiations are progressing.

"If somebody is asserting that then they are not knowledgeable about how things work in the NFL", Jones added Tuesday.

In any case, Jones has done more than just ruffle feathers around the National Football League, he's outright upset many owners (and, undoubtedly, the commish).

Goodell is seeking the use of a private jet for life as part of his new five-year compensation package from the league's owners, ESPN reported Sunday. The compensation committee has sent Jones a cease-and-desist notice over his threats to sue the league, according to the New York Times.

"Roger has nearly 18 months [left before the contract expires]", Jones said. Goodell's contract is set to expire after the 2018 season.

Elliott was originally suspended by the NFL on August 11 for violating the league's personal conduct policy over domestic violence allegations dating back to 2016.

In fact, Jones dismissed the rumor that he's been issued a "cease and desist" notice from his fellow National Football League owners over his very public objection of Goodell's immediate extension. "We need to slow this train down", Jones would say during his weekly radio appearance.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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