Report: Jerry Jones believes Goodell lied about Ezekiel Elliott

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So why is Cowboys owner Jerry Jones targeting Commissioner Roger Goodell? On the surface, it’s supposedly about the contract, and only about the contract.

But the it’s-just-business approach has a very real personal element to it. According to Clarence E. Hill, Jr. of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Jones believes that Goodell lied about the question of whether running back Ezekiel Elliott would be suspended. Specifically, Jones believes Goodell said Elliott would not be suspended.

Per Hill, Jones views the situation as an “unforgivable breach of trust.”

Jones has publicly commented on several occasions about the Elliott suspension, arguing that the situation results from a flawed internal disciplinary process that emerged from an overreaction to the Ray Rice mess. More than three years later, this new mess could end up being just as messy, if not messier.

110 responses to “Report: Jerry Jones believes Goodell lied about Ezekiel Elliott

  1. He “believes” Goodell said Elliot wouldn’t be suspended, or he was told? They’re not the same so unless he starts saying Goodell told him unequivocally, too bad, so sad, Jer. You should have expected this after the way Goodell handled deflategate.

  2. I’ve been wondering what Al Davis would have done if his star running back was suspended and he thought it was unjustified. I think we’re finding out right now.

  3. The senile old fool didn’t seem to have a problem with Goodel when he screwed Brady.

    There is a reason why the cowboys have been one of the most mediocre teams in the nfl over the last 2 decades.

  4. Aye Florio, you are spot on. The original committee to decide on Goodell was only 3-strong: Kraft, Arthur Blank, and Panthers’ Richardson, but after Richardson stood down Mara and Rooney were worried Kraft would have too much say and so got all the owners to agree to expand the committee and put themselves on it.

    Per PFT (Florio, April 2) Jerrah in Phoenix wanted to be in on it too to because he wanted to push his agenda of stopping the league from investigating and suspending for off-field misconduct!!!

    It’s become clear now that he isn’t getting his way on anything and so he’s throwing all his rattles of his golden playpen.

  5. If Zeke hadn’t been accosting women and grabbing women and generally being a d bag the Cowboys and Jer wouldn’t be in this position. But go ahead and blame Roger for Zeke not being able to keep out of the news for all the wrong reasons.

  6. He has without question the two most powerful owners in the NFL furious with him.

    Obviously Roger Goodell doesn’t watch Game of Thrones.

  7. So does Jones no longer believe Goodell did “an amazing job” with the Tom Brady case? What a hypocrite.

  8. I’ve been wondering what Al Davis would have done
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    A worm like Goodell would have peed his pants confronted by Al Davis; he’s laughing at little Jerry.

  9. There is no way Roger Goodell told Jerry Jones that Zeke would not be suspended. No way. If he did, Jones would have given a sworn statement as to time, place and why Goodell said that he would not be suspended.

  10. thegreatgabbert says:
    November 8, 2017 at 6:51 pm
    Commissioner Goodell announces that the Dallas Cowboys franchise will be relocated to Pyongyang, North Korea.

    9 0 Rate This
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    article 46, he claims, would allow him to do that per goodell in court

  11. Well, duh. Because why? His lips moved? In any case, Dr. Frankenstein, you were very much part of his creation.

  12. Multiple issues with Scumbag Elliot tell me that where there is smoke there is fire… yet Jones keeps defending him because it’s “only abusing women” – something the white alpha male owners could care less about… but peacefully protesting… woah Nelly!

  13. Robert Kraft is not furious with Goodell. Kraft knows that Goodell could gave gutted his team after Spygate and could have devastated the Patriots season by Deflatgate. Kraft is not an idiot and knows an ally when he sees one. Which is Goodell.

  14. Goodell lied about Ray Rice and he lied about Brady. It would be surprising news if Jerry Jones announced that he thought Goodell was totally honest when dealing with Elliott.

  15. electricrelics says:
    November 8, 2017 at 7:21 pm
    Multiple issues with Scumbag Elliot tell me that where there is smoke there is fire… yet Jones keeps defending him because it’s “only abusing women”…
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    Since you put that last part in quotes I’m gonna need a citation. Where did Jerry say that?

  16. herkiethehawk says:
    November 8, 2017 at 7:33 pm
    surprised by the number of people supporting Goodell in this thread.

    amazing how hatred creates so much blindness.
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    Dictators always have fans.

  17. Of course Kommissar Goodell lied. That’s what he does. Like I have been saying for quite a while now. Everyone thought it was fine when he railroaded Tom Brady. It isn’t so funny when he is railroading the top player on your team. Goodell gets his jollies from this. Going after the 45th guy on the roster doesn’t get him the publicity he craves like a drug.

  18. Goodell did not lie about Ray Rice nor did he lie about Tom Brady. However, Ray Rice and Tom Brady lied to him. I do disagree with one part on Goodell’s ruling on Brady but he did not lie.

  19. The only reason Jerry Jones is so big in this, is he knows if Elliott is out the Cowboys will loose some games.
    It’s nothing to do with anything else. He’s a manipulator, to suit himself and the Cowboys.

  20. So what if Roger lied to Jerrah? Jones signed off on the CBA giving Goodell authority to do what he’s doing. Jerrah didn’t make a fuss when Roger zinged Brady; in fact, he condoned the move. Jerry says practically nothing about the charge of domestic violence and doesn’t show empathy at all toward the woman in the Zeke case. But as soon as it affects America’s Team, it’s a different story.

  21. You made your bed,Jerry…now lie in it. You’re all but admitting that you don’t think your team can win without Elliott. That’s what this whole thing is about.

  22. It’s amazing how Jerry thought Goodell was doing such a great job when the whole DeflateGate thing was going on. He also thought Goodell was being ‘fair’ with the suspension of Brady. All of a sudden he’s upset when it lands on his doorstep and involves his own player? C’mon. After a while it just looks like a rich owner throwing a tamtrum because he doesn’t want to follow his own rules.

    While we may not ever know certain facts behind the Elliot story; it shows that the NFL is not a court-of-law, but a company and they can suspend someone if they think it puts them in a bad light. I think it also shows Jones wants more of ‘yes-man’-like commissioner to go along with his ‘yes-man’-like head coach.

  23. Jones doesnt have to get 30 owners to side with him. IF he cant get the 5 or 6 he needs to prevent the extension I’d be surprised. Especially since Goodell SHOULD go.

  24. Hockeyfan, no he didn’t. Goodell, as every advisor has stated, she was a flawed witness. However flawed she is, does not absolve Zeke. Zeke’s defense is nothing more than she deserved it and she made me do it.

  25. steelchampions says:
    November 8, 2017 at 8:05 pm

    While we may not ever know certain facts behind the Elliot story; it shows that the NFL is not a court-of-law, but a company and they can suspend someone if they think it puts them in a bad light.
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    The how about suspending Elliott for pulling down a girls top in public, which is on video, rather than some BS that everyone can see was nothing more than the product of a jealous, vindictive person. If Goodell hadn’t been incompetent with Ray Rice, and grossly incompetent with Josh Brown, this Elliott mess never would have gotten this far. Nobody would have even known about it if the NFL hadn’t stuck their nose in it.

  26. Jerry Jones would be one of the last people on earth I would trust.
    Also, we see the type of character Jerry is attracted to from the players he’s signed over the years. Jones is a creep.

  27. Jerry needs to be quiet. His boy hit a girl… that’s a no-no. Do your time kid and learn from it.

  28. Goodell hosed Kraft, and Kraft rolled over.

    Rog might have messed with the wrong guy this time. I might have to start liking the Cowboys again. Would be the first time since Staubach.

  29. Goodall bad decision making on many “other” issues have set the NFL in decline. Jerry wants to flush the turd now to stop bleeding and save his teams billion dollar value before he can’t recoup his 1990 buying price and he defaults on his stadium,lol. I mean what would Steve do with his free time if daddy sold the Cowboys?

  30. Add this to Rogers perjury in the Rice case about his pursuit of the second tape, his helping the owners hide 130mil in shared revenue from players and his lying to the public and the court in the Brady case. The guy has a record, not disputable. Not sure why he keeps getting paid from these owners.

  31. Jerrah called six key owners this week to build a constituency against Goodell and they declined to back him, hence the law suit.

    The NFL is in big trouble, folks. A good start would be for a new Commissioner. I vote for Mark Cuban.

  32. russrpm says:
    November 8, 2017 at 6:41 pm
    I’ve been wondering what Al Davis would have done if his star running back was suspended and he thought it was unjustified. I think we’re finding out right now.

    To be fair to Davis, he probably wouldn’t have advocated that the Commissioner alone have the unchecked power in question……

  33. Goodell has made his bed. Kraft and Jones who are two of the most powerful owners are probably now completely against him. Goodell is just an egomaniac, it’s all about the power first and the political games second. Tell me why there’s no owner in any other sport with this much drama associated to them?

  34. Most of y’all just a bunch of sheep. Who gives a good movement if Jones and Goodell are having a spat? While we are paying attention to this, folks like them are carving up the country like a late November Turducken.

  35. limakey says:
    November 8, 2017 at 7:52 pm

    Goodell did not lie about Ray Rice nor did he lie about Tom Brady. However, Ray Rice and Tom Brady lied to him. I do disagree with one part on Goodell’s ruling on Brady but he did not lie.
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    I guess you missed the transcript where Goodell blatantly lied during the deflategate case. I just wish Kraft had had the stones to do them what Jones is doing now. It’s clear as day that Goodell needs to be removed and that has been obvious since the Bountygate debacle.

  36. limakey says:
    November 8, 2017 at 8:12 pm
    Hockeyfan, no he didn’t. Goodell, as every advisor has stated, she was a flawed witness. However flawed she is, does not absolve Zeke. Zeke’s defense is nothing more than she deserved it and she made me do it.

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    Actually, I’m pretty sure that Zeke’s defense is, “I didn’t do it.”

  37. chargerdillon says:
    November 8, 2017 at 6:29 pm
    Tom Brady as an opinion on this matter.

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    I doubt Brady is giving this much attention or thought at all. He currently has all his attention and focus on how to play Denver.

  38. annes22 says:
    November 8, 2017 at 7:55 pm
    The only reason Jerry Jones is so big in this, is he knows if Elliott is out the Cowboys will loose some games.
    It’s nothing to do with anything else. He’s a manipulator, to suit himself and the Cowboys.

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    You could be completely right, odds are even good that you are. But whatever Jones’s reasons, the changes he is pushing for on Goodell’s contract do make very good business sense for him and the other owners.

  39. Jerry Jones is a degenerate low life. Ha Jerry what happened to those pictures with you with the cheerleader? Blame the commissioner all you want but you voted for these rules and this commissioner. Now because this immature women abusing football player is being suspended (like so many of the Dallas players this year alone let alone over the years) you Jerry Jones are attacking the very commissioner you voted for and have supported very recently and on a regular basis.
    This is another reason people are growing tired of the NFL. Power teams that have high profiles carry much more weight in this league. In reality all 32 teams should have an equal say. But Jones he wants to run the league or have a puppet. This is juvenile to have this protracted lawsuit. Right or wrong Elliot was suspended and you Jones agreed to play by the rules you as an owner signed off on. Once this mess is over and it is behind everyone regardless of the result the damage will have been done. Further I fully expect Elliott to get in more trouble. His pattern of behavior and out of control ego will land him in the same or worse position. It has happened for years in the NFL.

  40. Goodell is a clown who isn’t qualified to run a dollar store. I wouldn’t care who the player was, the whole situation stinks to high heaven. I thought deflategate was blown put of proportion is well. A shame Goodfornothing has a few years left on his contract but I almost guarantee he doesn’t see another one.

  41. A little slow on the uptake JJ. Roger Goodell hasn’t spoken a word of truth in years. Now you know how the fans feel, and why the game will suffer until the change is made. Owners need to make the tough decision.

  42. Funny that Jerruh didn’t care when players from other teams were wrongly suspended but has a big issue when Zeke is. He wants to be owner and commissioner. He should be forced to sell the team for exerting this influence.

  43. but when Goodell was proven to have lied about several “facts” in the FrameGate fiasco JJ could care less and even said Goodell was doing a good job…..CHOKE ON IT JERRY

  44. limakey says:
    November 8, 2017 at 7:26 pm

    Robert Kraft is not furious with Goodell.
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    What a stupid statement. Of course he is.

  45. limakey says:
    November 8, 2017 at 7:52 pm

    Goodell did not lie about Ray Rice nor did he lie about Tom Brady.
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    He lied about what Rice told him, and he lied about Brady’s phone. He was even called a liar by a Federal judge.

  46. limakey says:
    November 8, 2017 at 8:12 pm

    Zeke’s defense is nothing more than she deserved it and she made me do it.
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    You’re a liar like Goodell.

  47. tylawspick6 says:
    November 8, 2017 at 7:12 pm
    thegreatgabbert says:
    November 8, 2017 at 6:51 pm
    Commissioner Goodell announces that the Dallas Cowboys franchise will be relocated to Pyongyang, North Korea.

    9 0 Rate This
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    article 46, he claims, would allow him to do that per goodell in court

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    Kim being around those nukes is bad enough. No need to let Jerry near them too.

  48. steeldominance says:
    November 9, 2017 at 8:01 am
    Funny that Jerruh didn’t care when players from other teams were wrongly suspended but has a big issue when Zeke is. He wants to be owner and commissioner. He should be forced to sell the team for exerting this influence.

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    Another funny thing is that rooney, mara, and kraft pushed goddell to take draft picks from the cowboys and redskins in addition to salary cap space because of the way they structured salaries in an uncapped year. so i doubt jerry cared very much when the pats or steelers were punished. karma is a wheel for everyone.

  49. nice to see an owner with the plums to stand up to this guy. even better, it’s the most powerful owner in sports and the one guy who can actually make something happen.

    Jerry’s brand is in check. Even in the face of plummeting ratings the Cowboys continue to break viewership records and he does not have to worry about public backlash or loss of revenue for his product. He has everything to gain here and you will all rejoice when he successfully has this punk removed from his throne.

  50. truthdispensary says:
    November 8, 2017 at 7:17 pm
    “Jerry Jones believes Goodell lied about Ezekiel Elliott”

    I wasn’t aware Goodell said Elliott was innocent?
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    Well, he is innocent….he has never been arrested, charged or convicted of any crime. Just because someone “thinks” he did something or “more likely than not” did something is absolutely irrelevant and that person shouldnt have their named attached to such a claim.

    If Goodell had wanted to suspend Elliott for 2 or 3 games for the parade incident, you wouldnt hear a single complaint from Jerry or Cowboys fans. Unfortunately Goodell dismissed that incident and did not include it. He stated that Elliott beat his woman, which has never been proven.

  51. steeldominance says:
    November 9, 2017 at 8:01 am
    Funny that Jerruh didn’t care when players from other teams were wrongly suspended but has a big issue when Zeke is. He wants to be owner and commissioner. He should be forced to sell the team for exerting this influence.

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    Exactly why would the owner of the Cowboys care about players from other teams being suspended? Seriously, I want to know the answer to this. Do you really expect that if Goodell decided to suspend Carson Wentz, Jerry would go to bat for him and the Eagles? So, no its really not funny at all that “Jerruh” didnt care about other players being wrongly suspended. Jerry has a responsibility to HIS team and HIS players, not Brady for letting air out of footballs, which he more likely than not had done.

  52. The only reason Jerry Jones is complaining and going to sue, is because if he looses Elliot for 6 games the Cowboys are in trouble, that is it. He is not interested in anything else, its ridiculous.

  53. During the Brady situation Goodell and his crew wanted us to believe that one guy in a bathroom in 90 seconds could let the same amount of air out of a dozen balls while at the same time expecting us to believe that multiple people could not test 12 NE balls and no more than 4 of the Colts balls during halftime. More probable than not, the investigation was shut down once they realized that they would get the same result if they tested all of them, in other words 9 underinflated balls out of 12.

    So yeah, he lied. Directly or by innuendo/omission, he lied.

  54. Lemme, didn’t lie. Proved it could be done in that time frame. This was never contested. Also, half time ended. There is no probable in Goodell’s ruling. Brady not only knew what the ball boys were doing but it was under his direction and he was rewarding them with gifts. It’s the texts and Brady’s lies. JM and JJ just shredded him.

  55. Sweet, just because he was not arrested or charges filed does not mean it did not happen. That is why Goodell can’t rely on the police or the District Attorney’s office. To me it seems the police and the District Attorney have the same attitude that Tom Brady was quoted on, I am against violence against women of any kind, and when it happens, it’s the NFL s problem now.

  56. And Tom Brady did not discuss or address the topic of conversation that he had with Jastremski in the days after the AFC Championship game … unless he did.

    Goodell lies … who’d of thunk?

  57. limakey says:
    November 9, 2017 at 1:13 pm
    Lemme, didn’t lie. Proved it could be done in that time frame. This was never contested. Also, half time ended. There is no probable in Goodell’s ruling. Brady not only knew what the ball boys were doing but it was under his direction and he was rewarding them with gifts. It’s the texts and Brady’s lies. JM and JJ just shredded him.
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    Can we safely assume that every gift received from QBs means the ball boys were under instructions to deflate balls? We already know the other QBs provide gifts to the ball boys and other staff members so what else can we conclude. Right? Isn’t that logic you’re asking everybody to swallow?

  58. veddermn8 says:
    November 8, 2017 at 9:22 pm
    Add this to Rogers perjury in the Rice case about his pursuit of the second tape, his helping the owners hide 130mil in shared revenue from players and his lying to the public and the court in the Brady case. The guy has a record, not disputable. Not sure why he keeps getting paid from these owners.
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    Or why fans continue to give Goodell the benefit of the doubt he’s telling the truth. Mind blowing.

  59. stevejjones says:
    November 8, 2017 at 8:33 pm
    Brady cheats. Elliott beats. Is Goodell supposed to ignore it? The owner’s motives are pretty clear.
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    No. He’s supposed to act fairly and responsibly. If he can’t (and we now know he can’t) he should find somebody that can and trust their judgement.

  60. limakey says:
    November 9, 2017 at 1:34 pm
    Sweet, just because he was not arrested or charges filed does not mean it did not happen. That is why Goodell can’t rely on the police or the District Attorney’s office. To me it seems the police and the District Attorney have the same attitude that Tom Brady was quoted on, I am against violence against women of any kind, and when it happens, it’s the NFL s problem now.
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    It also doesn’t mean it happened either. All things being equal figuring out the truth is more likely to happen anywhere but within the NFL’s dubious standard of proof. We’ve determined that well before Elliot though.

  61. “Robert Kraft is not furious with Goodell. Kraft knows that Goodell could gave gutted his team after Spygate and could have devastated the Patriots season by Deflatgate. Kraft is not an idiot and knows an ally when he sees one. Which is Goodell.”

    First off, Kraft, Jones and all these other cry-baby owners get what they deserve because they all act like little kids and back Goodell when he is screwing any of the other teams and then whine when their own team is treated unfairly. It is patently obvious that Goodell is a pathetic fool who will lie about anything and everything.
    Secondly, Goodell is only an ally of Krafts when he is screwing some other team. Kraft has taken it as much or more than any owner in the league, losing two first round draft picks, his MVP QB for a quarter of a season and $2 million over a camera filming a coach from the wrong position in the stadium and footballs losing a little air pressure in cold weather (who wouldda thunk that?). Of course, Jones has now been screwed twice by him as well. The whole salary cap BS was one of the worst screw jobs and why the NFL would want to be involved in this off the field discipline is beyond me. It just amazes me how these owners can be such successful businessmen and then allow this boob of a commissioner to run their sport and make such bad decisions for the league.

  62. limakey says:
    November 9, 2017 at 1:13 pm
    Lemme, didn’t lie. Proved it could be done in that time frame. This was never contested.

    You’re right Limakey. Exponent proved it could be done in the time frame. They also proved that smoking cigarettes is not bad for your health. Open and shut cases, both of them.

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