Published: Sun, September 17, 2017
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Jerry Jones impeding Roger Goodell extension talks

Jerry Jones impeding Roger Goodell extension talks

Jones believes that he represents a larger group of the owners within the league that are not on board with a potential extension for Goodell at the current rates of compensation he's received recently.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is reportedly doing his best to slow down Roger Goodell's latest contract negotiations, adding another awkward twist in the saga involving the Dallas Cowboys, Ezekiel Elliott and the NFL. "There are people who are still pushing for that deal, but right now there's some opposition as well".

According to a report from Daniel Kaplan of Sports Business Journal, Jones has National Football League chief investigator Lisa Friel in his crosshairs and is pushing to see her fired.

The increasingly edgy relationship between Jones and Goodell has sharpened to the point where Goodell's long-term future could be in question, according to league sources.

Since the agreement was signed, the players union has clashed with Goodell and the league in notable cases such as Elliott's suspension, Tom Brady's Deflategate suspension and Adrian Peterson's suspension for child abuse.

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If Goodell can try to suspend Elliott and cost him a few game checks, Jones can try to lower Goodell's bloated salary.

The compensation committee includes six owners - Robert Kraft (Patriots), Arthur Blank (Falcons), Clark Hunt (Chiefs), John Mara (Giants), Bob McNair (Texans) and Art Rooney II (Steelers).

One source even countered, insisting, "This is about money and a guy (Goodell) making way too much money on a grossly stupid contract for the job."
In his tenure with the National Football League he has been paid over $200 million, and in 2015 earn $44 million.

"Jerry's not saying, 'Don't hire Roger.' He's saying, 'I hate this [proposed] deal; redo it, '" one source told ESPN. Jones is expected to be part of the call.

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