Jerry Jones supported Roger Goodell after Tom Brady suspension

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Jerry Jones might be “furious” over Ezekiel Elliott‘s six-game suspension, but he sang a different tune almost exactly two years ago when the league upheld Tom Brady‘s four-game suspension.

While Patriots owner Robert Kraft criticized Goodell’s decision in Deflategate, Jones threw his support behind Commissioner Roger Goodell.

“He’s got obviously a very tough job,” Jones said at the Cowboys’ training camp kickoff press conference in Oxnard, Calif., two years ago. “Now I see some people doing that, that’s that old violin, that’s not feeling too sorry for him because that’s why you pay the big bucks is to deal with the big problems. But he’s doing an outstanding job. I can tell you firsthand that in his spot you have to with people that you are counting on to help build and to help excel as far as the National Football League, I’m talking about the owners, you have to know that you’re going to make some decisions that are very unpopular with that particular group. This is the case.

“I can speak to that because on a personal basis as well as for my franchise and our Dallas Cowboys franchise, we’ve had that happen to us. I’m sitting there living with the result of the commissioner’s decision still today that I didn’t agree with when it happened. And so some of the very people sometimes that have the biggest complaints, they’re the ones who give you a phone call and say, ‘Hey let’s be a team player now and let’s all get in here and realize that this happens to everybody and let’s go on and compete. We’ve got a great league and a great game.'”

Jones was referring to the league’s 2012 decision to strip the Cowboys of $10 million in salary-cap space for how they restructured receiver Miles Austin’s contract during an uncapped year. The Redskins were penalized $36 million in cap space. Both teams lost appeals and chose not to sue.

“He has to make hard calls,” Jones said of Goodell in July 2016, “and more often than not, you’re going to have a season or you’re going to have a period of time where those go against you as an owner in the NFL.”

Does Jones still feel the same way today? He has yet to speak publicly since the league announced Elliott’s suspension Friday, but the Cowboys play the Rams in an exhibition game Saturday night.

Brady fought Goodell’s ruling in federal court until the U.S. Court of Appeals reinstated the suspension in April 2016, and Brady opted to end his court battle, serving the four games to start the 2016 season. Elliott will appeal Goodell’s decision.

65 responses to “Jerry Jones supported Roger Goodell after Tom Brady suspension

  1. I posted this yesterday in the comments section.

    Jerry Jones wasn’t the only owner to go after Tom Brady with a vengeance. It was a majority of the owners in a fit of jealousy and the Ginger Hammer was empowered. The entire thing was a joke and now the shoe is on the other foot. What kind of idiots suspend one of CBS’ great meal tickets for 25% of the regular season? Adam Silver would never do that in the NBA. These owners, including the Jones boys and the Maras need to grow up.

  2. Don’t miss the fact that the Cowboys and the Redskins actually committed the violation. They went over the cap. That is not in question, it is a fact. A determination to if those footballs were intentionally deflated was never proven, in fact just the opposite. That point needs to be reiterated again and again. The truth cannot be silenced.

  3. It’s all good til it happens to your organization. JJ needs to jerk a knot EE’s rear end rather than worry about the league office. The more he enables Elliot the more likely he is to continue down this bad path.

  4. part of me feels
    for the victims (cowboys team and fans/there was no evidence elliott assaulted the girl), but for big mouth jerrah to not lead a charge
    to have goodell after the ray rice fiasco, and then knowing brady was framed?

    to say what he said antagonizing the nfl paying customer so arrogantly, is not only insulting to people’s intelligence, it shows the disconnect
    he has with reality

    roger goodell is an empty suit, very clearly a cheater and the worst
    commissioner in the history of the world

    it was bad enough he framed the pats back in 2007 for something that
    is not even true, but what he did to the saints to deflect from the concussion issues, and to frame the pats again by lying about something brady never did, on the heels of trrying to protect bisciotti and the ravens, the colts, the jets, the broncos, etc,etc, is beyond obvious at this point and is a form of consumer fraud

  5. kurdishpats1 says:
    August 12, 2017 at 6:16 pm
    I must say, it feels great from the outside looking in. 🙂

    Karma.

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    i get it, but from a principled point of view, that means you approve
    of goodell cheating like this. our team was framed twice, with distractions and draft picks stolen to appease cheating owners
    asking goodell to cheat on their behalf

  6. The entire episode has a somewhat fraudulent feeling. The bruises are there, but are they authentic? Is he that dumb? Is she that dumb? I think this will go to court and under cross examination, of both parties, perhaps some truth of what happened will actually surface.

  7. another example of the league favoring the giants. and despite all that favoritism, the giants only have 4 super bowls.

  8. What goes around comes around eventually, the only difference is the pats have a great franchise that can deal with anything thrown at them. The cowboys and their fans have…….jerrah

  9. I’m going to go out on a limb and say that Robert Kraft will not comment on this.

    He will keep it classy, something Jones lacks.

    All Jones had to say two years ago was that it’s a league matter and end it. Instead he throws in his two cents and look what happens. We now have an article to see all his quotes.

    It’s like a pic on Instagram you’d wish never existed when you go for that job interview.

    As far as the Giants go, I’m looking forward to the buffoon with the look like someone in front of him just broke wind to come out and say something eventually..

    Go Pats!!!

  10. Of course, Jones supported Goodell with Tom Brady’s suspension. He would support Goodell in suspending everyone from other teams. Just don’t mess with Jerruh’s Boys!!!!

    What a complete loser Jones is. If he didn’t have all his millions, he’d be sitting on a rocking chair on the front porch of some cabin telling Jethro Granny wants him.

    Let’s not forget that in the 1960’s Jones borrowed a million dollars from Jimmy Hoffa’s Teamsters Union (which was illegal) to open up Shakey’s Pizza franchises and when that failed, his father gave him a job with his insurance company. Then in 1967, he tried to buy the San Diego Chargers, again using Jimmy Hoffa’s Teamsters Union money (illegal again) but that one failed.
    Hoffa got nailed for lending money from the Teamsters pension fund to guys like Jones, and that’s what sent him to prison.
    Finally, Jones got involved with oil and gas exploration and finally made his millions.

    The bottom line is, Jones is — and always has been — morally challenged. I wouldn’t buy a used car from him and no one else should either.

  11. patriotsdefense says:
    August 12, 2017 at 6:33 pm

    “Don’t miss the fact that the Cowboys and the Redskins actually committed the violation. They went over the cap. That is not in question, it is a fact.”

    You do realize what uncapped means, right?

  12. “Don’t miss the fact that the Cowboys and the Redskins actually committed the violation. They went over the cap. That is not in question, it is a fact. ”

    Except it was an uncapped year. The league wanted to force teams to stay within the bounds of the cap even though there was none in place at the time.

  13. Of course, Jones is not going to feel same way about sheriff Goodell today like 2 years ago. When it happens to you, it has a different sting to it, everybody has been through something like that, it’s human nature. If the NFL investigation wasn’t so flawed, we wouldn’t be talking about this. The NFL convicted Elliott based on some photos as to when they were taken and put the burden of proof on him to prove he didn’t cause them. Yet, the NFL never established a timeline when the bruises occurred. Was it before Elliott even had contact with her ? Who knows, but cheers to Jerry Jones if he ends up viewing Roger Goodell as the enemy. It’s time to show Roger the door.

  14. The NFL did a botched, cherry-picked, one-sided investigation of bountygate, and everyone but Saints fans didn’t mind.

    The Saints fans said “just wait until it is your team that is unfairly targeted.”

    The NFL did a botched, cherry-picked, one-sided investigation of Ritchie Incognitio / bullygate, and everyone but Dolphins and Saints fans didn’t mind.

    The Dolphins and Saints fans said “just wait until it is your team that is unfairly targeted.”

    The NFL did a botched, cherry-picked, one-sided investigation of Tom Brady / framegate, and everyone but Patriots, Dolphins, and Saints fans didn’t mind.

    The Patriots, Dolphins, and Saints fans said “just wait until it is your team that is unfairly targeted.”

    ARE YOU GETTING IT NOW, COWBOYS FANS?
    Fans of other teams?

    The NFL is corrupt to the core and incapable of conducting unbiased investigations of ANYTHING.

  15. I’m pretty sure any owner would’ve had the same answer if asked and I’m pretty sure Kraft would have the same answer had the whole deflategate BS never happened and he was asked about Zeke’s suspension now. Of course Jerry was asked about it since he’s an influential owner and Goodell had just suspended a star player from another influential owner’s team. And might I add btw nowhere in his statement did he say he agreed with the suspension just that he thinks Goodell has to make hard decisions and that Kraft isn’t the only one who would ever find his team on the wrong side discipline and seems to me he could’ve even thrown in a “wether it’s justified or not” and Jones was right as the Saints, Redskins and Cowboys had all fallen victim to it already at that point and Dallas is victim to it again. And can some of you Patriot fans please stop with the “Dallas fans supported Brady’s suspension” BS? I for one never did and if your only reference to that claim is what Jones said I wouldn’t even take that as “support” for Goodell’s decision so much as him telling Kraft to keep his head in the game. Like Jerry needs to do now. At this point I’m hoping to see Jones and Kraft use their influence to ruin Goodell’s career as commissioner. Say what you want about Zeke and how immature he is but to view this as the equivalent of guilty verdict in court only shows a hatred for Dallas and therefore your opinion is invalid and is being completely ignorant of facts. It amazes me how much fans of rival teams can put their own spin on the accusation against Zeke to justify their support for this suspension. At a bar last night I overheard a Giants fan telling somebody else that Zeke was suspended for “raping his girlfriend.” That’s the kind of ignorance I’m referring to

  16. kurdishpats1 says:
    August 12, 2017 at 6:16 pm
    I must say, it feels great from the outside looking in. 🙂

    Karma.

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    I see the level on which you are correct. But anyone that cares for the game itself first and then within that the team they root for second does not want to see it happen to others just because it happened to them. If you love NFL football then you just want to see the nonsense stop.

  17. @nyneal the purchase of the Chargers didn’t happen so obviously Jones didn’t borrow money on that one. Nice try using it to pad the reasons to hate Jerry though. And as you noted he made his millions off oil and gas not anything relative to the teamsters union loan. No need to pluralize loan as only one happened and the Shakey’s pizza investment failed anyways so he got his karma from that one. Just be honest and admit you have no real reason not to like him but just don’t like most people do instead of digging into the man’s history and pulling up dusty facts that aren’t relevant to his success now in an attempt to justify your dislike of him.

  18. Bishop Knight 3 says:
    August 12, 2017 at 7:44 pm
    kurdishpats1 says:
    August 12, 2017 at 6:16 pm
    I must say, it feels great from the outside looking in. 🙂

    Karma.

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    I see the level on which you are correct. But anyone that cares for the game itself first and then within that the team they root for second does not want to see it happen to others just because it happened to them. If you love NFL football then you just want to see the nonsense stop.

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    i agree. i said the same thing, however i’r be lying a little lying if part
    of me didn’t think jerry’s approval of goodell’s cheating in the past
    isn’t incredibly ironic

  19. . At a bar last night I overheard a Giants fan telling somebody else that Zeke was suspended for “raping his girlfriend.” That’s the kind of ignorance I’m referring to

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    join the club..try being a pats fans with creepy people still believing
    roger goodell’s lies

    the jealousy is so strong towards the pats that on a monday night
    in the fall of 2005, i overheard someone say in a bar that “bruschi probably faked his stroke to get attention”…

    i knew right then and there the jealousy was enormous, but i had no
    idea a comissioner would be hired to fake scandals to strip draft
    picks to try to weaken my team either

  20. Whoever posts the word “karma’ with respect to Jones is just insane. Twice now the Cowboys have been attacked and punished by the league for what amounts to nothing. The woman fabricated this incident, period. Didn’t anyone bother to ask her why, if she was abused 5 times in 6 days, why she went back to meet him each and every day? One would think she’d like a break from the abuse. More likely, is she can’t understand how all the work she spent on her back (she told police her job title was “sex slave”) didn’t equate to a long term monetary payoff, and proceeded to continue to pursue the money. Don’t spout this hogwash about how a wife who lives in a husbands house with the kids and this woman are even remotely similar. Her own place, her own life, her own degree she was working on, etc. No place in the US is more friendly to people with issues than a college campus. You can find a safe space so you don’t have to even hear someone talk if you don’t want to so any verbal gymnastics about how “she HAD to be around him” is stupid. Just in the same way one doesn’t destroy a cell phone with relevant records on it when accused that has nothing to hide, one who tells the truth doesn’t need to coerce friends to lie to police when that truth is on her side.
    This whole thing stinks of Elliott being a sacrifice by the league upon the altar of political correctness. What better way to revamp your image after countless debacles as to take a young star and a questionable accusation at best and throw him to the wolves to say you’ve changed?

  21. charger383 says:
    August 12, 2017 at 7:57 pm

    Hoping a Giants player does something stupid soon

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    Eli Manning fake game used memorabilia trial is just around the corner and it should lead to a lengthy suspension for shady Eli.

  22. tylawspick6 I still find it odd the Colts weren’t investigated for also having underinflated footballs nor was the team (I forget who it was) who was also found to have underinflated footballs last season as they shouldn’t have been and neither should the Patriots have been. Why after the crapstorm Goodell started by suspending Brady would he not investigate another team for the same thing he suspended Brady for? And why would he let Josh Brown off with 1 game after going Mike Tyson on his wife several times while suspending Zeke 6 with no real proof? He’s gotta go. And I’m not just saying that cause it’s Dallas this time. I felt that way after he moved the extra point back

  23. theright0pinion says:
    Eli Manning fake game used memorabilia trial is just around the corner and it should lead to a lengthy suspension for shady Eli.

    Why should it take the occurrence of the trial to suspend or investigate Eli? The NFL is already aware of his potential involvement in the scandal what more do they need?

  24. cboys4life2014 says:
    August 12, 2017 at 7:29 pm
    And can some of you Patriot fans please stop with the “Dallas fans supported Brady’s suspension” BS? I for one never did and if your only reference to that claim is what Jones said I wouldn’t even take that as “support” for Goodell’s decision so much as him telling Kraft to keep his head in the game.
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    Go back and take a look at some of the comments on the deflategate articles. Heck, look at recent Pats articles and you will still see cowgirls trolls banging the deflategate drum. brendafortheboys, sportoff, abnimpf, gaucho all come readily to the mind of any Pats fan for their particularly ungracious posts. Because you don’t visit Pats threads often doesn’t mean plenty of the more jealous and envious members of your fan base don’t. Keep your own head in the game and do some research before you post calling out Pats fans for holding the hypocrites among you in contempt. Although I do wish they would understand they are being a bit hypocritical themselves if they blindly support this decision without at least some reservation.

    That said I hold no brief with Jones for being in the unfortunate position of having to defend Goodell just as I don’t judge all cowgirls fans by the actions of some. I do laugh at all of them that pretend that the Boys have continuously been all that though. Even your youngest championship is still old enough to drink.

  25. commentawaitingdeletion perhaps you should do some research yourself. Very simple research at that in fact as it is only a one step research. Go back and re-read my comment and you’ll notice I said “Can SOME of you Patriots fans.” SOME of course meaning not all. You may say you don’t clump all Cowboy fans in with the ones you find irritating but that’s exactly what you’ve done here. I’ll keep my head in the game as long you’ll join me in doing so

  26. There was only one team that voted against giving Goddell that much power and that was the Steelers. So all the other teams should shut up and quit whining, they allowed the punishment Goddell is handing out.

  27. psteelfan1 says:
    August 12, 2017 at 9:41 pm

    There was only one team that voted against giving Goddell that much power and that was the Steelers. So all the other teams should shut up and quit whining, they allowed the punishment Goddell is handing out.

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    No.

    No one ever, ever knew that Goodell would use “Article 46” as some legal precedent to frame and lie to appease his bosses. No one would have ever believed that could happen. That isn’t what Article 46 ever meant or represented to the NFL commissioner.

    Enough with this Steelers crap. Rooney and Mara essentially tell Goodell what to do, along with Jr NY partner, Woody Johnson, Irsay in Indy and Bisciotti in Baltimore.

    Put some blame at the feet of the control freak ego silver spooned daddy’s boys like Mara, Rooney, Irsay,Woody Johnson, etc, who feel entitled to win because of what their last names are, and the power they use on Goodell.

    Goodell clearly is also completely corrupt doing what he’s doing. Any other situation, and he’s sitting in a jail cell with Bernie Madoff right about now.

    Brady should have sued and Elliott should definitely sue.

  28. Eli Manning fake game used memorabilia trial is just around the corner and it should lead to a lengthy suspension for shady Eli.

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    WOn’t happen. He’s a Manning and a GIant. HIs brother admitted to PEDs sent to his house, which alone carries a 6 game suspension, and nothing happened. He then sent gov’t operatives in black suits to threaten those at Guyer and destroy documents, with a cover up from Goodell and a wink-wink.

    MAra also lied about doing his due diligence with Josh Brown and got caught with his pants down.

    Finally, the Giants cheated with walkie talkies last year in front of everoyne and nothing happened there.

    The Giants will never be punished or reprimanded for anything.

  29. kurdishpats1 says:
    August 12, 2017 at 6:16 pm
    I must say, it feels great from the outside looking in. 🙂

    Karma.

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    Fire Goodell!

  30. cboys4life2014 says:
    August 12, 2017 at 9:41 pm
    commentawaitingdeletion perhaps you should do some research yourself. Very simple research at that in fact as it is only a one step research. Go back and re-read my comment and you’ll notice I said “Can SOME of you Patriots fans.” SOME of course meaning not all. You may say you don’t clump all Cowboy fans in with the ones you find irritating but that’s exactly what you’ve done here. I’ll keep my head in the game as long you’ll join me in doing so
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    I was simply to trying to clarify where the thinking portion of Patriots fandom might be coming from. You really do need to get your head in it if you are going to engage Pats fans on this subject. I was responding in particular to your “if your only reference to that claim is what Jones said” by pointing out Pats fans have plenty to go by when they say there were Dallas fans supporting the screwing Brady took. Some still defame him (and post nonsense) to this day. I called out particular Dallas fans the “more jealous and envious members of your fan base” not all of them, please feel free to quote any part of my post where I lumped all of you together.

  31. tylawspick6 says:
    August 12, 2017 at 9:56 pm
    He then sent gov’t operatives in black suits to threaten those at Guyer and destroy documents, with a cover up from Goodell and a wink-wink.
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    “gov’t operatives in black suits” lmao
    Dude, this subject unhinges you. Deep cleansing breaths.

  32. patriotsdefense says:
    August 12, 2017 at 6:33 pm
    Don’t miss the fact that the Cowboys and the Redskins actually committed the violation. They went over the cap. That is not in question, it is a fact. A determination to if those footballs were intentionally deflated was never proven, in fact just the opposite. That point needs to be reiterated again and again. The truth cannot be silenced.
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    How can it be a violation of the salary cap when THERE WAS NO SALARY CAP THAT YEAR? …Like Framgate, Bountygate, Sypgate, etc…all nothing but whistling in the wind…Some of the commenters here really crack me up, because they have no clue about anything except HEADLINES…

  33. KARMA
    “He’s doing a great job, and I’m a supporter of his,” Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said, via Tim MacMahon of ESPNDallas.com.

    Jones went onto say that one of Goodell’s strengths is “fairness,” which more than a few people in Boston have wondered about lately.

    KARMA

  34. tylawspick6 says:
    August 12, 2017 at 9:53 pm
    psteelfan1 says:
    August 12, 2017 at 9:41 pm

    There was only one team that voted against giving Goddell that much power and that was the Steelers. So all the other teams should shut up and quit whining, they allowed the punishment Goddell is handing out.

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    No.

    No one ever, ever knew that Goodell would use “Article 46” as some legal precedent to frame and lie to appease his bosses. No one would have ever believed that could happen. That isn’t what Article 46 ever meant or represented to the NFL commissioner.

    Enough with this Steelers crap. Rooney and Mara essentially tell Goodell what to do, along with Jr NY partner, Woody Johnson, Irsay in Indy and Bisciotti in Baltimore.

    Put some blame at the feet of the control freak ego silver spooned daddy’s boys like Mara, Rooney, Irsay,Woody Johnson, etc, who feel entitled to win because of what their last names are, and the power they use on Goodell.

    Goodell clearly is also completely corrupt doing what he’s doing. Any other situation, and he’s sitting in a jail cell with Bernie Madoff right about now.

    Brady should have sued and Elliott should definitely sue.

    So they didn’t realize they were giving him that much power? I call bull with all the lawyers and agents. Whatever, the Steelers players even stated at the time the CBA was giving Goodell too much power. And our QB was suspended 6 games without ever being charged with anything either. Goodell surely swept all the spygate evidence under the carpet for Kraft, that’s why they punished them harder for deflategate because the other owners weren’t happy with spygate punishment and the way it was handled. I had never even heard of article 46 but if it affected my job as a player I would have pushed to have it taken out. But as I said don’t give me cut the Steelers crap because yes they were the only team to vote against the CBA. Patriots and Cowboys both happily voted for it.

  35. Goodell was caught both lying and fabricating false numbers against the Patriots. His office has no credibility against the Cowboys or anyone else.

  36. Def what comes around goes around. Must suck for the cowboy fans who were all in on Brady getting suspended aka Brenda for the boys and the rest of them.

  37. 2014 – Roger Goodell pledges more transparency
    2015 – Roger Goodell’s said: “The integrity of the game is the most important thing, the integrity of the game is something we will always protect”
    2015 to 2017 – It’s now the 8th month in 2017 and Roger Goodell is still hiding the PSI report from the 2015 NFL season. That is the exact opposite of both transparency and integrity. There are videos online where anyone can watch footballs drop PSI when placed into refrigerators. Just search for “DEFLATE GATE & WHY SCIENCE SAYS THE PATRIOTS DID NOT TAMPER WITH FOOTBALLS”
    The hidden PSI report would show everyone the same thing.

  38. The 50 plus comments made thus far is evidence that no one has grasped the fact that the the Commissioner is acting well within his authority to impose a 6 game suspension on Elliot.

    Like him or hate him – Jones is a smart guy – his ‘outrage’ is all for show.

    Jerry Jones, his fellow franchise owners and the NFLPA entered into a legally binding contract – the ‘Collective Bargaining Agreement’ or ‘CBA’.

    The CBA gave the Commissioner’s office extensive authority to mete out punishment to those, whom in the Commissioner’s opinion, have violated league rules.

    Focus on Tom Brady and the NE Pats for just a moment. In his on-going appeal Brady had his suspension overturned by Judge Berman on the grounds of due process. Brady’s complaint, in part, was based on the Commissioner’s office refusal to permit Brady’s lawyers to interview witnesses, experts and examine evidence that formed part of the Commissioner’s decision to suspend Brady.

    In a normal court setting, rules of evidence and its admissibility would apply and in that setting the Commissioner’s office would have had their decision to suspend Brady overturned and they would have been obligated to provide all of their witnesses and documents to Brady and his attorneys for review, and deposition.

    However the CBA does not obligate the Commissioner’s office to function in the context of a judge sitting in either a civil or criminal trial. The CBA gives the Commissioner the authority to act as the arbitrator and the Commissioner’s decision is final.

    The Second District Court of Appeals (which overturned Judge Berman’s ruling) reviewed the CBA and ruled the Commissioner’s authority as defined in the agreement was entirely legal.

    If Jerry Jones, his fellow franchise owners, and the NFLPA object to the Commissioner’s personnel decisions they can go back to the bargaining table and re-write their CBA and alter the Commissioner’s authority – including the Commissioner’s authority to mete out punishment respecting on field conduct and off the field conduct.

  39. Goodell surely swept all the spygate evidence under the carpet for Kraft, that’s why they punished them harder for deflategate because the other owners weren’t happy with spygate punishment and the way it was handled.

    “surely” means nothing because I don’t know that and neither do you. NE lost a 1st round pick and had over a million dollars in fines. People never saw the tapes but nonetheless no one views the Patriots as “not guilty.” That in mind, releasing the tapes for public consumption couldn’t have hurt NE because hel, everyone views ’em as guilty anyway. More important, I never once heard another owner complain about the inadequacy of the spygate punishment until the manufactured deflategate scandal came around. At that point it was a convenient reason to really hammer the Patriots…and appease 31 other owners who were tired over the 10+ years of dominance from New England. How on earth does a $25K fine convert into losing a #1 pick, a #4 pick, a quarter season suspension for the star player plus a variety of fines? It doesn’t, not in the least. And let’s remember, when deflategate fell into Goodell’s lap, he desperately needed a win as Commissioner, after losing the Bountygate, Peterson and Rice cases in court. And Billionaires don’t like losing in court. This guy needed a win badly and it was just a question of how he was gonna make Tom Brady either be guilty or appear guilty.
    One final question; Sean Payton was suspended for a year despite everyone associated with Bountygate swearing he knew nothing about it. At the time Goodell stated “ignorance is not an excuse” and Payton was gone for a year.
    So explain how Belichick got a complete and thorough pass throughout deflategate? He didn’t know anything about it…but ignorance is not an excuse, right?
    Hypocrite and a clueless joke of a commissioner. Jones and Kraft should align to get him out.

  40. Elliot likely did what he was accused of, which is despicable. The problem is the NFL has zero credibility to do the right thing due to Goodell’s arbitrary and just plain stupid handling of many previous personal conduct issues. Goodell must to go to restore confidence. I don’t blame Dallas fans for not trusting him.

  41. fishyinalittledishy says:
    August 13, 2017 at 2:51 pm

    Do wrong you will get punished. Stay out of trouble and you are normally left alone. How’s that for some sound advice.

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    That strategy didn’t seem to work well when a team did nothing and had 1 million dollars taken under false pretenses. Had 2 draft picks stolen. Had to play 25% of the season without their most important player.

    It’s amazing how anyone can still be duped when considering the following:

    • Everyone remembers when the NFL had to admit in court that they had no evidence of anyone deflating footballs.

    • It was reported that scientists from universities all over the USA sent a document to the court indicating that the weather explained the football deflation.

    • There are videos available online where you can watch footballs deflate from cold temperature. Even without getting the footballs wet the footballs deflate….so no wind chill factor, no evaporative cooling and no stretched leather and the football still drop PSI. One video can be found by searching on the popular online video site for: “DEFLATE GATE & WHY SCIENCE SAYS THE PATRIOTS DID NOT TAMPER WITH FOOTBALLS”

    • Roger Goodell is still demonstrating the direct opposite of integrity by hiding the PSI information which was collected during the 2015 NFL season. Hiding that PSI report is also goes against the “transparency: that Roger Goodell pledged in 2014.

    Willfully ignorant is the only explanation for why some individuals still believe that anyone deflated footballs.

  42. tylawspick6 I still find it odd the Colts weren’t investigated for also having underinflated footballs nor was the team (I forget who it was) who was also found to have underinflated footballs last season as they shouldn’t have been and neither should the Patriots have been
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    I thought the same thing but read somewhere that because a formal complaint wasn’t made, there was nothing to investigate. I’d love to see someone file a complaint. It would force the league to suspend Luck and take colts picks away to be consistent or get them to admit that there was no deflation with the footballs. If they dismissed the complaint, it would further show it was a setup.

  43. As much as I dislike the discipline methods used by the NFL and Roger Goodell, as far as Jerry Jones is concerned, this couldn’t happen to a more deserving guy.

    Payback is a $!+@h Jerry.

  44. baronvonmonocle says:
    August 12, 2017 at 6:57 pm
    patriotsdefense says:
    August 12, 2017 at 6:33 pm

    “Don’t miss the fact that the Cowboys and the Redskins actually committed the violation. They went over the cap. That is not in question, it is a fact.”

    You do realize what uncapped means, right?
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    You do realize there was a “gentlemens agreement” amongst owners not to exceed the previous cap number and two owners thought they’d slip one by the good ole boys. Well, nothing gets past greedy billionaires and those two had to be slapped down to prove it. Just another example of Jones believing he is above and beyond the rules whether written or implied.

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