Cowboys proprietor Jerry Jones has threatened to sue over Commissioner Roger Goodell’s contract extension. Jones received’t be following by on it.
Jones instructed Jarrett Bell of USA Today that no lawsuit might be filed concerning the five-year deal that the Compensation Committee obtained unanimous authorization in May to execute.
But Jones however isn’t ending his campaign; he instructed Bell that he desires accountability from the Commissioner.
“This is not about replacing Roger,” Jones mentioned. “It’s a misnomer to say it’s payback for Ezekiel Elliott. It is about the accountability of the Commissioner to all of the ownership.”
Jones additionally appears to assume he has struck a take care of the Compensation Committee geared toward stopping litigation, even when the Compensation Committee sees it in a different way.
“I told the [Compensation] Committee that I was standing down on legal action because they wanted to get input from all of the owners,” Jones mentioned.
Jones continues to have issues concerning the state of affairs, regardless that he voted (together with all different house owners) to unanimously authorize the Compensation Committee to execute the deal in May.
“There have been material changes since the resolution,” Jones mentioned. “It should go back to the ownership.”
The nature of the modifications to the decision isn’t clear, on condition that (as PFT reported over the weekend) the decision primarily gave the Compensation Committee a clean verify. During a Tuesday radio look, Jones appeared to recommend that he desires to see the Compensation Committee disband, making Goodell accountable to all house owners and never simply to a handful of them.
And Jones continues to imagine that he’s serving as a consultant of the 26 house owners not on the Compensation Committee, even when the remainder of them don’t collectively imagine that.
“My position is that the owners expect me to be the ombudsman for them, as to this committee,” Jones mentioned. “No one has the NFL’s best interest in mind more than me, and I’m doing what I was asked to do by the owners. I don’t see how you can be disciplined for that.”
The self-discipline would come not from the message, however from his method and methodology. And if Jones has a message that he believes can resonate with the remainder of his enterprise companions, Jones arguably can be smart to search out one other proprietor to spearhead this particular mission, with out doing so in a manner that alienates lots of his fellow house owners.