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Jones attempted to derail Goodell’s extension

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

According to ESPN, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones attempted to derail NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s latest extension. Goodell signed an extension last week with the league that he could potentially earn $200 million from.

Jones, according to the story, put a resolution “to table the contract talks for six months prior to the agreement” from a confidential memo. Jones, who was angered that Goodell and his group suspended his star running back for six games due to a personal conduct policy, unfortunately, cannot do anything to undo his contract now.

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones (Getty Images)

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones (Getty Images)

Jones has questioned Goodell’s discipline publicly. He even made it known last Wednesday at the league’s Special League Meeting in Irving, Texas.

Neither the league or the Cowboys commented on the story, ESPN said.

On page 10 of the 32-page agent was Jones’ proposal for the league’s December 1st meeting. It was titled, “Proposed Resolution 2017 G-17,” Jones argued that a six-month delay would “moratorium on any and all actions taken pursuant,” for his new agreement with the league “specifically, that the Commissioner’s extension is not finalized during such moratorium.”

Jones wanted the owners to vote in a secret ballot — which is something the owners normally do when there are secret meetings. This is nothing new, as Pro Football Talk suggested that Jones was going to do this back in November.

Jones, who considered filing a lawsuit against Roger Goodell and the league at one time, was trying to get other owners to join his stance with this ballot. Yet, he could only get approximately five people, ESPN says, to join him.

“The owners who supported {Jones] are not exactly influencers and arm-twisters,” one owner said to ESPN. “They’re just happy that Jerry wanted to talk to them.”


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