Friday, 17 November, 2017

NFL Execs Could Execute 'Nuclear Option' Against Jerry Jones

Curtis Compton AJC Curtis Compton AJC
Clarence Duncan | 14 November, 2017, 00:43

The NFL's compensation committee, headed by the Atlanta Falcons' Arthur Blank, is considering Goodell's extension in an atmosphere of acrimony, turmoil and borderline owner revolt.

The NFL Competition Committee is meeting today to discuss extending the NFL boss's already lucrative contract.

The action would be under the guise of Goodell himself concluding that Jones "has been or is guilty of conduct detrimental to the welfare of the League or professional football".

The six-member committee consists of Blank, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, Houston Texans owner Bob McNair, Kansas City Chiefs owner Clark Hunt, New York Giants co-owner John Mara, and Pittsburgh Steelers owner Art Rooney II.

Speaking to 105.3 The Fan in Dallas on Saturday, Jones said: 'I basically feel this extension of Roger should go and be reviewed and approved by all the owners, not just a few of the owners.

"I've been dealing with this commissioner for nearly 28 years, as an employee of the NFL", Jones said on his radio show late last week. "Certainly we've got things that we need to discuss that weren't on the table last spring".

Goodell, whose existing contract runs through next season, has offered to give up "the majority of his contract guarantees" for a deal that would peg more of his pay to performance incentives, the source told CNNMoney.

During his National Football League appeal of the punishment, Elliott denied under oath that he had any physical altercations in the summer of 2016 with Tiffany Thompson, his girlfriend at the time.

"I've been dealing with this commissioner for nearly 28 years, as an employee of the NFL", Jones said. Jones has gone against the grain before and won, and he may be able to do so again.

"But there is nothing in the book, like standing for the anthem".

"This is simply about making sure that all clubs have input into not only what the commissioner, his extension, but also in future years, his decisions", Jones said.

Jones has managed to alienate a group of very rich, very powerful people who are used to getting their way, pretty much all the time. Owners who would normally shake hands before their teams face off on game day are now avoiding Jones.

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