Legendary NFL Owner REVOLTS Over Weak Commish

  • 2017-11-10
  • Source: AAN
  • by: Remington Strelivo
Legendary NFL Owner REVOLTS Over Weak Commish
By Ron Cogswell [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Jerry Jones, one of the most visible National Football League team owners in the country, has retained a high-profile lawyer – to stop the league from renewing the contract of embattled Commissioner Roger Goodell.

According to The New York Times, Jones now plans to sue the NFL to lock Goodell out:

"Jerry Jones, the owner of the Dallas Cowboys, has escalated a feud with 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," reported the Times.

"Jones told the six owners on the league’s compensation committee last week that he had hired David Boies, the high-profile lawyer under fire in the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment case, according to the people, who declined to speak publicly about internal league matters."

However, despite Jones's threats to sue the league, most NFL owners – while unhappy with Goodell's handling of the National Anthem issue – are leery of pushing him out altogether.

So far, Jones has not sued the NFL, but that doesn't mean he's not succeeding in his effort to undermine Goodell. 

According to ESPN, Goodell has received a contract extension. But rather than offering him a hefty guaranteed salary, it ties his compensation mainly to performance; i.e., TV ratings. Goodell is reportedly furious at what he considers an insulting offer, after 11 years at the top of the NFL.

The NFL has seen plummeting TV ratings and ticket sales over the last two years, due to the National Anthem protests and Goodell's controversial response.
 Source: AAN
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