Some NFL owners discuss penalties for Jerry Jones, Cowboys if Roger Goodell extension battle continues

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 06:28:39 AM. Some NFL owners are urging league leaders to consider penalties against Cowboys owner Jerry Jones if he continues to block Roger Goodell's contract extension.
Some owners are urging league leaders to consider penalties against owner Jerry Jones if Jones continues his attempts to block the completion of Commissioner 's contract extension, according to two people with knowledge of the deliberations. If Jones is deemed guilty of conduct detrimental to the league, potential penalties include a fine, loss of a draft pick or picks for the Cowboys or a suspension, according to those people, who spoke under the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the topic. Jones has been working against the owners' compensation committee's work to apply the finishing touches to a five-year contract extension with Goodell running through 2024. Jones worked for a time with the committee as an unofficial, non-voting member. That ended around the time he told committee members earlier this month that he'd hired attorney David Boies and threatened to file a lawsuit if Goodell's extension is completed, according to people familiar with the committee's deliberations. Some owners believe that Jones is throwing what amounts to a temper tantrum over the NFL's six-game suspension of Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott under the personal conduct policy. Elliott began serving the suspension Sunday as the Cowboys lost in Atlanta to drop their record to 5-4. Jones and his associates say the two issues are not related. They say Jones is attempting to speak for owners not on the six-member compensation committee and stick to his long-held beliefs that...Read more
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