Jerry Jones: 'Laughable, Ridiculous' to Think Owners Could Force Him Out

Ruben Hill
November 14, 2017

The letter mentions a range of possible sanctions, including fines, stripping of draft picks, and suspending Jones.

The impetus for all this?

Jones said that there's "all the time in the world" to discuss the extension because Goodell has 18 months left on his current deal.

"He's served about 60 percent, roughly, 65 percent of this contract", Jones said on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas Tuesday. "We've got all the time in the world to evaluate what we're doing, and all the time in the world to extend him". He has inserted himself into discussions on Goodell's extension, threatened to sue the league and owners on the compensation committee, and there are some that believe he pushed Papa John's CEO John Schnatter to come after the NFL.

The Compensation Committee now consists of Falcons owner Arthur Blank, Chiefs owner Clark Hunt, Giants co-owner John Mara, Patriots owner Robert Kraft, Steelers owner Art Rooney II, and Texans owner Bob McNair.

"The committee is continuing its work towards finalizing a contract extension with the commissioner", he said. "We do not intend to publicly comment on our discussions".

In addition to the cease-and-desist warning, some owners are reportedly discussing a nuclear option - the long-shot possibility of making Jones forfeit his ownership in the Cowboys.

Dallas Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones said it's "laughable" and "ridiculous" to suggest that National Football League owners could force him out as the team's owner.

There is thought that Jones' motivation comes out of anger with Goodell giving Dallas' star running back Ezekiel Elliott a six-game suspension that he finally started serving last week.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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