Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones appears to be dead-set against NFL commissioner Roger Goodell getting a contract-extension.
ESPN’s Chris Mortensen is reporting there is a letter that reveals Jones is accusing Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank, chairman of the committee that would approve a new contract for Goodell, of misleading NFL ownership during Goodell’s contract negotiations. Mortensen is also reporting that Jones is being accused by the NFL of misleading the other owners.
Jones was originally not on the committee that is working on Goodell’s contract extension, but he unofficially appointed himself to the committee after Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott was suspended six games by the NFL for violating the league’s personal conduct policy.
Jones was terminated from that position on Saturday by Blank because of his intent to file the lawsuit, according to Mortensen.
The suspension is a result of an investigation of claims of domestic violence against Elliott from a former girlfriend, Tiffany Thompson. Elliott was never charged with a crime.
Mortensen reported in September that Jones was no longer 100 percent on board with Goodell receiving a new contract.
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