Jerry Jones sees a susceptible Roger Goodell, and he’s pouncing.
The influential Cowboys proprietor was a pacesetter of a 17-proprietor convention name Thursday discussing whether or not they might halt a pending contract extension for the commissioner, based on an ESPN report Sunday.
Jones tried holding up the talks final month, in response to Sports activities Enterprise Every day, after Goodell slammed Ezekiel Elliott with a six-recreation suspension (a warfare that’s now being waged in courtroom). Amid one other controversy this month — the nationwide anthem saga has necessitated a number of house owners-gamers conferences, as Goodell gained’t mandate the gamers stand and Jones is threatening Cowboys onto their ft — Jones seems to be relaunching an try at dethroning the commissioner.
In response to the report, the house owners are sad with Goodell for a couple of causes past the anthem, together with how the NFL dealt with the relocation of groups to Los Angeles and (nonetheless) the league’s bungling of the Ray Rice home violence case.
“You don’t get to have this many messes through the years like Roger has had and survive it,” one proprietor stated in the course of the name, based on ESPN.
The league would wish 24 house owners to approve of Goodell’s firing, thus it’s unlikely Jones can corral sufficient house owners to overthrow a commissioner who has made them some huge cash. But, Goodell’s contract extension — a close to certainty in September — nonetheless has not been finalized.
“Perhaps Arthur [Blank, the head of the compensation committee] and that committee assume they’re on monitor,” an proprietor advised ESPN about Goodell’s extension talks. “However they’ve much more resistance than they counted on — and perhaps they don’t understand how the resistance is rising as we converse.”
The likelihood exists that Jones’ lobbying is just for leverage, making an attempt to trim some zeroes off of Goodell’s new deal. Jones reportedly has lengthy pushed the assumption that Goodell, who has made greater than $200 million as commissioner, is overpaid.