The NFL’s Compensation Committee has given Jerry Jones a cease-and-desist warning in response to the Dallas Cowboys proprietor’s menace to sue the league over contract extension talks with commissioner Roger Goodell, in line with the New York Times.
The committee issued the warning to Jones after holding a convention name Monday to debate Goodell’s potential extension, in line with the Times.
Atlanta Falcons proprietor Arthur Blank launched a press release Monday, saying that the committee continues to be working towards an extension for Goodell and disputing Jones’ badertion that homeowners have been misled concerning “critical facts” concerning the negotiations.
“The Committee is continuing its work towards finalizing a contract extension with the Commissioner, consistent with the mandate provided in the unanimous May 2017 Resolution,” Blank mentioned in his badertion. “Regardless of what may have been reported, the Committee is working within the financial parameters outlined to the ownership at the May meeting. The negotiations are progressing and we will keep ownership apprised of the negotiations as they move forward. We do not intend to publicly comment on our discussions.”
Blank, the chairman of the six-member committee, terminated Jones as a non-voting, ad-hoc seventh member Saturday due to Jones’ menace to sue the league.
In a letter despatched final week to homeowners on the committee, Jones claimed he “has discovered a number of very concerning issues” whereas engaged as a committee member, together with that “the Ownership (sic) and Jerry Jones now understand that they have been unquestionably misled” by Blank and that “critical facts” have been misrepresented concerning Goodell’s contract.
ESPN reported Sunday that Goodell’s final written counterproposal, despatched to the committee round Aug. 1, was searching for roughly $49.5 million in annual wage and in addition included the lifetime use of a personal jet and lifelong medical health insurance for his household.
Cowboys government vice chairman Stephen Jones, Jerry Jones’ son, mentioned throughout a radio interview Monday that he and his father “want what’s in the best interest of the league.”
“We’re not against Roger, we just don’t know if this is the time to be talking about a major contract extension when the league certainly has incredible challenges in terms of where we are with the league,” Stephen Jones mentioned throughout an interview with 105.three The Fan in Dallas. “Whether that is our rankings, whether or not that is our concern with our sponsors, I feel we must be specializing in our enterprise and never essentially on contract extensions.
“It’s not that we’re towards Roger, I feel Jerry has been vocal about it, that is actually not simple to do when you’ve sure momentums which can be going a technique and you are taking a contrarian stance … In his thoughts what we take as a corporation, we simply do not badume it is in the most effective curiosity of the NFL proper now to maneuver ahead.”