The NFL keeps tumbling.
On the verge of complete collapse, the league has become the laughing stock of professional sports in America due to their anthem protests.
And it just got even worse because there is a mutiny going down, and it’s real caddy stuff that could destroy the whole league.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is unbelievably arrogant and delusional about his so-called accomplishments with the league.
Reportedly, he requested $50 million per year and a private jet for life in is new contract.
And although it hasn’t been verified, word has it that Dallas Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones was the one that leaked those details to the press.
Therein lies the mutiny.
Jones is leading the charge to convince other NFL owners to get rid of Goodell.
And the Dallas Cowboys owner has hired a top attorney to sue and prevent the signing of Goodell’s extension.
The Chicago Tribune reports:
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones told owners on the NFL’s compensation committee, the body charged with negotiating a contract extension with Commissioner Roger Goodell,, that he has hired high-profile attorney David Boies and intends to file a lawsuit if the committee proceeds with its plans to complete Goodell’s extension.
Jones’ threat was delivered during a conference call of compensation committee members last week, according to multiple people familiar with the committee’s deliberations.
“He mentioned that he’d hired David Boies,” said one of the people with knowledge of the situation. “He did talk about a lawsuit. He didn’t specify a date.” Jones’ threat of legal action is not expected to stop the committee from completing its contract extension with Goodell, the person said.
“He’s going to be extended,” said the person, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the possibility of legal action. “Whether it’s in December or in March or whenever it is, he’s going to be extended.”
Jones’ threat was first reported by the New York Times. The Cowboys and the NFL declined to comment.
Boies’ firm, Boies Schiller Flexner, was recently fired by the Times after the paper discovered the firm’s role in what it called a spy operation, through which embattled media mogul Harvey Weinstein tried to kill an article on allegations of serial sexual harassment and assault. Boies represented the NFL during its 2011 lockout and earlier achieved fame for arguing Bush v. Gore before the Supreme Court following the 2000 presidential election.
Jones is said to be working to halt Goodell’s contract extension, or at least change the terms of it, because of his displeasure over the NFL’s six-game suspension of Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott under the sport’s personal conduct policy.
Jones’ associates say his opposition to Goodell’s extension is not about the Elliott case but is about his previously held beliefs that Goodell’s contract should be incentive-laden.
They say they believe that Jones might be receptive to Goodell staying on as commissioner if the contract is structured as Jones believes it should be and if all the owners are part of the deliberations, not only those on the compensation committee.
The owners are scheduled to meet in December in Dallas. The annual league meeting is held in March. Goodell’s extension could be completed at one of those meetings. The five-year extension would run through 2024.
“It just hasn’t gotten done, just for no [other] reason than that people have been busy,” said another individual involved in the decision to extend Goodell. “It’s not like there’s been a gun to the head, but you want it to get done.”
The committee is chaired by Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank. Jones had been serving as an unofficial member of the committee, participating in its deliberations. He was said to be advocating for an incentive-based deal for Goodell’s next contract.
His participation on the committee apparently ended with his threat of litigation.
Owners voted, 32-0, in May to authorize the compensation committee to complete an extension with Goodell. No further vote of the owners is needed under league rules for the deal with Goodell to be completed, according to people familiar with the league’s inner workings.
Speaking about Goodell’s contract following the Cowboys’ Oct. 29 victory over the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field, Jones said: “I wouldn’t at all comment regarding that status. As you know, I’m . . . very much involved in the dialogue that goes on with the contract.
I’m not on the committee per se. But we make the commissioner in the NFL the most powerful person that I know of as to the organization and his constituency. So it’s a big deal when we not only hire him but when we extend him. That has a lot of consideration to it. It shouldn’t surprise anybody.”
It’s clear that Jerry Jones is using the media to put out messages that are likely completely or mostly false, and he’s doing it because he’s angry about Goodell’s handling of Ezekiel Elliot’s suspension.