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Mort: Jerry Jones unlikely to be reprimanded for comments

We were quite amazed to see Sportscenter mention Deadspin’s video of a slurring Jerry Jones this morning, then even more surprised to see them play the entire video.

ESPN’s Chris Mortensen came on quickly thereafter, and said he would be very surprised if the NFL takes any action against Jones.

Yes, the league holds their owners to a higher standard, as evidenced by the Bud Adams fine last year.  But Jones was secretly videotaped at a bar, and little of what he said was particularly controversial or untrue.

Jones’ assessment of Bill Parcells was harsh, but also included “love” for the Big Tuna.

The story may be embarrassing, but Mortensen said it’s not likely to have any legs with the league.  That’s the only conclusion that makes sense.

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51 Responses to “Mort: Jerry Jones unlikely to be reprimanded for comments”
  1. hnirobert says: Apr 14, 2010 12:16 PM

    There’s a big difference between flipping NFL fans off from the owners box in public and being a taped secretly while being set up to say stupid things.

  2. Philly Cheese says: Apr 14, 2010 12:18 PM

    Ol’ Jerrah can’t hold his enbalming fluid like he used to.

  3. Bill In DC says: Apr 14, 2010 12:18 PM

    Of Course, what also makes sense is that the League isn’t interested in taking action because it isn’t JJ in the clip either.

  4. myeaglescantwin says: Apr 14, 2010 12:22 PM

    Racist

  5. silverback says: Apr 14, 2010 12:23 PM

    Because he’s white right? If a black owner made those comments we all know he’d be suspended.
    Regards,
    Jamele Hill & Jeffri Chaidia
    (who the hell spells their name Jeffri anyway??)

  6. BBB82 says: Apr 14, 2010 12:24 PM

    Why should he be? He really didn’t say anything all that bad.

  7. BenRapistberger says: Apr 14, 2010 12:30 PM

    What about how he said he hired him just to get the stadium built? It may not be punishable, but it’s worse than just an empty insulting opinion of a future HoF coach and one of the best college football players of all time.

  8. Voxy Moron says: Apr 14, 2010 12:31 PM

    Bill Parcells is the only reason that franchise is competitive right now, and he’s not worth sh*t? That is comical, if you want to know somebody who isn’t worth sh*t it’s that d-bag of an owner and the moronic cowboy fans who love him.

  9. stevemcguigan says: Apr 14, 2010 12:33 PM

    The scumbag king of a scumbag organization said some scumbag stuff after he tied a load on? Shocking!

  10. UckTheFeagles says: Apr 14, 2010 12:34 PM

    I’m no cowboy fan, but why should he?? Its not like he raped somebody for crying out loud.

  11. spliffbunker says: Apr 14, 2010 12:35 PM

    The story may be embarrassing, but Mortensen said it’s not likely to have any legs with the league
    ……………………
    the story is embarrassing…for the media
    secretly video taping anybody & making a story out of it is just about as disgusting as you can get
    probably the new wave of 21st century journalisim…suprised ESPN took the bait & disappointed that PFT picked up on it as well…but not suprised

  12. CdnMike says: Apr 14, 2010 12:39 PM

    @Bill in DC,
    Are you serious? It is obviously him.

  13. FlourideSoldOut says: Apr 14, 2010 12:39 PM

    What does this say about freedom of speech when people can secretly record video of anybody with their phones? Is Jones suppose to never go out again and speak his mind? Flouride you never took your lawyer hat off, would Jones have a case against being recorded without knowing? Why bother to ask you, you don’t read the comments anyways, if you did, you’d probably stop writing half the crap you do. Just like if Jones knew he was being recorded he’d probably edit himself as well.
    What a society, now everybody is thier own little TMZ.
    Sometimes the offseason can really suck.

  14. Mean D says: Apr 14, 2010 12:41 PM

    Jones is a true embarrassment.

  15. Bun McSticky says: Apr 14, 2010 12:44 PM

    The guy was secretly videotaped….everyone has said some controversial opinions in a drunken state that I’m quite sure they’d not want released to the entire country. Cut the guy some slack in this case. Jones is entitled to have a damn opinion without somebody being a douche and videoing it secretly. Scummy.

  16. RegalEagle says: Apr 14, 2010 12:44 PM

    I love the fact that J.J. is in the negative media. He is a classless owner of a classless organization. I hope he gets killed in the media!

  17. E.F.Cuttin says: Apr 14, 2010 12:46 PM

    Man thats fugged up, no matter what race u are…2 secretly videotape what was presumed 2 be a private conversation and then sell said video 2 media outlets deserves a harsh,painful punishment… Big Brother really is watching…

  18. edgy1957 says: Apr 14, 2010 12:50 PM

    Jerry Jones is an idiot and there’s NOTHING that he said that WAS correct about Parcells. Bill didn’t sell tickets, Bill REBUILT that franchise. He put the fear of God into the complacent ones and brought in guys to take the place of the ones that wouldn’t listen to him. He put together a solid coaching staff and their drafts were as good as they were when Jimmy Johnson was around. Is it a mere coinicidence that the two guys that he bad mouths the most, Johnson and Parcells, put the best talent on the field that the Cowboys ever had?

  19. Rasta says: Apr 14, 2010 12:58 PM

    ESPN, or not that was not JERRY JONES, but I would make a bet if Mr. Jones could care less, he’s to busy counting his money.
    All you envious haters take a toke, then LIVE SLO MON

  20. r8rsfan says: Apr 14, 2010 1:00 PM

    Ole Jerrah looks like a fun guy to tie one on with. I don’t see or hear anything that would make me raise an eyebrow. The only question I have is what is his imbibement of choice – Cutty?

  21. Philly Cheese says: Apr 14, 2010 1:01 PM

    @E.F. Cuttin
    What does race have to do with this?

  22. stevemcguigan says: Apr 14, 2010 1:03 PM

    Also, Rosenthal appears to agree that Bill Parcells isn’t worth shit.

  23. Howboutdemcowboys says: Apr 14, 2010 1:03 PM

    You are all missing the most important part of that video. The Cowboys wont draft Tim Te-bags. . .
    Hey Zorn; Can you lead us in a Hip-Hip-Horay?

  24. doubldipp says: Apr 14, 2010 1:07 PM

    I’m shore Parcells could have some words about him too

  25. spikedbymike says: Apr 14, 2010 1:08 PM

    Classy…

  26. .Vox Veritas. says: Apr 14, 2010 1:11 PM

    “He put together a solid coaching staff and their drafts were as good as they were when Jimmy Johnson was around.”
    You’re high.

  27. rjwill says: Apr 14, 2010 1:11 PM

    crappy thing to do, secretly videotape him and throw that up on the net. and people wonder why most famous people are all rude and inaccessible. I’m no Dalass fan, but I happened to meet JJ many years ago walking into a hotel and he took the time to say hi and shake my hand. I bet he won’t be talking to random people like this anytime soon…

  28. BRUTUS9448 says: Apr 14, 2010 1:14 PM

    Every player worht anything on that team was a parcells pick. That team was in terrible condition when BP went there and changed it. And he’s not worth sh*t. I’d be mad if I was parcells.

  29. .Vox Veritas. says: Apr 14, 2010 1:20 PM

    “Is it a mere coinicidence that the two guys that he bad mouths the most, Johnson and Parcells, put the best talent on the field that the Cowboys ever had? ”
    Parcells was a freaking .500 coach in Dallas, you idiot. They basically had to rebuild the OL after he left. No OL, no offense. Ask the 0-3gles and Deadskins. Every morning I wake up and thank God that the Cowboys dumped “Parcells guys” like Jason Fabini, Richie Anderson, Jason Ferguson, Terry Glenn, Keyshawn Johnson, Vinnie Testaverde, Drew Bledsoe, Aaron Glenn, etc.

  30. HarrisonHits says: Apr 14, 2010 1:21 PM

    I have no doubt that every owner, coach, player etc says things about other owners, coaches, players etc that would be considered embarrassing to either the person saying it or the person(s) being talked about. That is human nature.
    Since he committed no crime and did not say any of these things in a league press conference or other league sponsored forum, even if the NFL wanted to do something to him they have ZERO right to do so.

  31. longthoughts says: Apr 14, 2010 1:27 PM

    What Jones said was foolish and pays no respect to a coach who helped build his franchise into a deep roster of competitive players. Parcells turned them around and may have done more if egos did not get in the way. He didn’t win a playoff game, but he was a fumbled snap away. He got them to the playoffs in his first year after one of the league’s premier franchises had fallen into major disrepair. I don’t think many coaches would have had the stones or the stature to elevate Romo into a starter. Many of the faces of the franchise were at one time Parcells guys, and for good reason. If Cowboys fans disagree, fine. I watched many games in the now-imploded Texas stadium and know that many are good fans who stick by their team through thick and thin. That’s the way it should be, but I think it leads some fans to have blinders on in regard to how Jones has or has not improved the franchise from a football standpoint. The team is relatively strong now, but it didn’t have to take as long as it did. Had Jones not swallowed his pride for a few years and brought in Parcells, they would probably still be out of contention.
    That being said, Jones was drunk and filmed unbeknownst to him. That’s repugnant. I don’t think there’s any reason he should be reprimanded, though I hope he is embarrassed for coming off like such an arrogant tool.

  32. songbre says: Apr 14, 2010 1:32 PM

    haven’t heard it yet BUT even if it isn’t that bad … if it were a player, that player would probably be gettin ripped a new one just because. The owners should be held to the same standard, as should the coaches and everyone else in the organization. Guess you can scold the bread winner …

  33. boysroll says: Apr 14, 2010 1:35 PM

    whats with all the hating. we all say stuff having a few drinks privately. Secondly, parcells did not win crap in his tenure and to say JJ is a terrrible owner look at his 3 fing SB trophies mther fers…
    especially u hating 4skin fans who will never win anything.LMFAO.

  34. BIG BLUE in tx says: Apr 14, 2010 1:37 PM

    I can use a million words to describe romo, but miracle wouldn’t be one of them. With all his money you would figure jj could afford a dictionary…

  35. Popeye says: Apr 14, 2010 1:42 PM

    Parcells sucked as the coach for dallas……

  36. Chiefs2010 says: Apr 14, 2010 1:42 PM

    Every morning I wake up and thank God that the Cowboys dumped “Parcells guys” like Jason Fabini, Richie Anderson, Jason Ferguson, Terry Glenn, Keyshawn Johnson, Vinnie Testaverde, Drew Bledsoe, Aaron Glenn, etc.
    ________
    Really, everyday you Thank God the Cowboys dropped those guys??
    I usually worry about ironing my pants for work.

  37. ampats says: Apr 14, 2010 1:45 PM

    Jerry Jones seems to get himself in trouble when he drinks. He called Jimmy Johnson out and ended up with Barry Switzer followed by multiple years without a playoff appearance.

  38. Duck Fallas says: Apr 14, 2010 1:46 PM

    Realistically, what would it take for Jerry Jones to get any sort of reprimand? It would take a hell of a lot more than a drunken video.

  39. edgy1957 says: Apr 14, 2010 1:46 PM

    .Vox Veritas. says:
    April 14, 2010 1:11 PM
    “He put together a solid coaching staff and their drafts were as good as they were when Jimmy Johnson was around.”
    You’re high.
    *******************************
    Hmmm, let’s see. One of his coaches — wait for it — was the guy whose team WON the Super Bowl and Sparano has done a good job at Miami. As for his draftees, with the exception of the 1989 and 1990, he’s done as well as Johnson. Newman, Witten, James. Julius Jones, Crayton: 2005: Ware, Spears, Barber and Canty plus many others that are still in the league, if not with the Cowboys. Go back to the drafts before Parcells hit town and tell me that there were as many gems with the Jones and his traveling circus of draft freaks. You’ll find a couple but the good picks were few and far between.

  40. .Vox Veritas. says: Apr 14, 2010 1:47 PM

    “Every player worht anything on that team was a parcells pick.”
    Felix Jones, Tashard Choice, Andre Gurode, Anthony Spencer, Leonard Davis and Mike Jenkins were not parcells picks. Matter of fact neither was Romo (Payton) and if BP had his way they’d have Marcus Spears but not Demarcus Ware instead of Marcus Spears AND Demarcus Ware. Can’t wait until they get rid of Barbie Carpenter. Another wasted first round draft pick.

  41. edgy1957 says: Apr 14, 2010 2:13 PM

    .Vox Veritas. says:
    April 14, 2010 1:20 PM
    “Is it a mere coinicidence that the two guys that he bad mouths the most, Johnson and Parcells, put the best talent on the field that the Cowboys ever had? ”
    Parcells was a freaking .500 coach in Dallas, you idiot.
    ******************************
    Are you THAT ignorant? He was a winner for 3 of his 4 years there AND it was because of their QB that he was a loser in his second season (see below).
    You do realize that with the exception of Leonard Davis, the OL predated PHILIPS, don’t you? Only two of the players were drafted by Dallas, Gurode and Adams. Davis came from Arizona, Kosier came from the 49ers and Colombo came from Chicago. They rebuilt NONE of the OL after he left unless you want to rewrite history. The only player that they replaced was Marco Rivera and that was when they signed Leonard Davis.
    Vinny was there because Quincy Carter was let go because he failed his drug test and Bledsoe was brought in to replace him because he was only a band-aid and when they thought Romo was ready, they gave him the keys to the car.
    Terry Glenn? I would take Terry Glenn over Roy E Williams on HIS BEST DAY and Terry’s WORST DAY and I’d say the same thing about Keyshawn. Dumping on Anderson only shows your ignorance. Of course, every person that you named WASN’T a draft choice and a few were brought in as insurance OR to push the starter who was getting complacent.
    Oh and who brought in Romo? Was it Jerry or was it Bill and his staff?

  42. GoBrowns19 says: Apr 14, 2010 2:25 PM

    How cool would that be to be talking with a drunk Jerry Jones, or any owner, at a bar about football? I once talked to a Brown I’ll leave unnamed at a bar and he was cool as hell and really funny. He didn’t badmouth anyone, but I said the guy in front of him on the D line was a POS and he didn’t budge. I was hoping for a scoop.

  43. steeelfann says: Apr 14, 2010 2:40 PM

    Ya know, I hate all things that are the Cowboys (yes, Cliff Harris, we remember Jack Lambert body slamming you in front of the nation and you were terrified), but I think I have some new found respect for Jerry Jones. How refreshing. I hate these weasels who are taking pictures and videoing everyone trying to get em in trouble, but I actually loved Jerry after this. I might have him over for poker on a few Friday nights with the guys.

  44. edgy1957 says: Apr 14, 2010 2:49 PM

    .Vox Veritas. says:
    if BP had his way they’d have Marcus Spears but not Demarcus Ware instead of Marcus Spears
    **********************
    And if the rest of the NFL had their way, it would have been the same way. Spears was the 2nd rated DE and Ware was the 6th. Spears was being judged SOLELY as a DE while the question about Ware was whether he could make the transition to LB. Add to that is the fact that Spears played against the SEC while Ware played against the Sun Belt and you could see why there were a lot of questions about him and not just from Parcells. BTW, a lot of people thought that Dallas was going to take Merriman that year….

  45. Highway703 says: Apr 14, 2010 2:56 PM

    Jamele hill doesn’t kno anything and is the most annoying person on ESPN

  46. Highway703 says: Apr 14, 2010 2:57 PM

    Jamele hill doesn’t kno anything and is the most annoying person on ESPN

  47. funi says: Apr 14, 2010 3:02 PM

    Jerry Jones was drunk! He needs to be put in substance abuse program! There is video evidence to prove it! Godell needs to fine him $500,000 and make him go to A.A.!!!

  48. DieHardSkinsFan21 says: Apr 14, 2010 3:58 PM

    F dallass

  49. stunzeed2 says: Apr 14, 2010 4:10 PM

    Good ole’ stretch-face; drunkard.
    Hopefully his next surgery will consist of too much Botox so he can pull his bottom lip over his face and swallow.

  50. Raiders757 says: Apr 14, 2010 7:57 PM

    God forbid having an opinion and stating it out loud would would get you reprimanded in the good ol’ U.S.A.
    Oh wait, I forgot, this is the NFL.

  51. SkinsFanInNebraska says: Apr 15, 2010 2:13 PM

    Really, the bottom line is that someone in Jerry Jones’ position shouldn’t be getting drunk and shooting his stupid mouth off in a bar with a bunch of Joe Sixpacks. Comments like these should be reserved for your closest and most trusted associates, in private, where you can have a reasonable assurance that they’ll never be made public.
    What he did only makes him look ridiculous, and it is an embarrassment to what’s supposed to be the “premier” franchise in the NFL.

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