A lawsuit over Goodell’s contract could be very costly for Jerry Jones

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For most Americans, the downside of filing a losing lawsuit is losing only the money spent on their own legal fees and litigation costs. For Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, it could get a lot more expensive than that.

The NFL’s Constitution and Bylaws contains a resolution, passed in 1997, that would make Jones responsible for the legal fees, litigation expenses, and costs incurred by the league and by its teams.

One source estimated that it would cost Jones more than $10 million if he sues the league and its member teams over Commissioner Roger Goodell’s contract and loses.

The final amount of the financial responsibility would be determined by the Commissioner or his designee. Which is fitting, given that the lawsuit would arise from Jones’ objection to the many millions to be paid to Commissioner Roger Goodell under his next contract.

31 responses to “A lawsuit over Goodell’s contract could be very costly for Jerry Jones

  1. 10 million is chump change to Jerry and the NFL needs a market correction ,,Jerry is trying to save this game because guys like me see what Goodell is going to get and it’s a turnoff !

  2. I think Jerruh should be very worried.

    Without his Bearded Woman Beater running back, this team could easily lose all six games of his suspension.

    And that big lughead, the Danish Ham, Dak, is really quite remarkably part of the all ordinary collection of fake QB’s who are really cross dressing running backs who think they can throw.

  3. Lol. So if he loses trying to prevent Goodell from getting a big salary, does that salary be ome part of the costs? (Yes, I know it wouldnt, but funny thought)

  4. I am sure Jerry Jones is aware of that, and if he feels justified (as I feel he does), he will follow through. I really hope he goes full Al Davis on the ridiculous demands by Goodell. At least he has the stones to try and stop this incompetent, who is derailing the NFL, pretty much on his own!! His actions just seem to flow with how the wind is blowing, any particular day….NO leadership!!!!! The other owners seem to be clueless, without the business acumen that Jerry Jones owns….

  5. Mr Jones, if you continue, you will lose your club and you tear apart your team and inflict your fans for years to come. Roger Goodell has been taking you and the owners bullets for years. He put in policies and procedures that the owners approved. He has made you more money and has saved you millions and millions that neither you or your great-great-great grandchildren and beyond could ever spend in a life time. You really want to go to war over Zeke Elliott?

  6. Jerry misled me that he has a strategy. He also had 10weeks to prepare for Elliott to sit. today’s putrid performance verifies to me this team is soft and a front runner. Toughen up ladies.

  7. Jerry doesn’t care about 10 million. What he should care about is the fact that unless other owners are on board he will not be receiving any favorable trades. From the looks of things with his defense today, he’s gonna need some picks.

  8. Goodell needs to go. He is the worst commissioner that I can remember. did anyone catch all the empty seats at the falcons stadium? There was a good amount of Cowboys’ fans presence at the stadium, but still looked partially empty-too bad the ‘boys couldn’t get off the mat today and put on a better performance.

  9. Lol. So if he loses trying to prevent Goodell from getting a big salary, does that salary become part of the costs? (Yes, I know it wouldnt, but funny thought)

  10. I get it that Jones is not a great guy and yes we all know what his motives are really. But still from a business standpoint what he is pushing for makes absolute sense.

  11. Brenda, if Jerry Jones had stones, he would have told Zeke the truth. He would not have lied to Zeke and let his own words be used against him. He would have hired a domestic violence and have it explained that it is not just punches and slaps. It is putting your hands on another human being without their consent. That just be because the punch was blocked or didn’t land, doesn’t mean it wasn’t thrown. If he had stones, he would have protected Zeke from himself and advised him to take responsibility without admitting guilt and settle with the girl to sign a job disclosure agreement that not only would have protected her but him as well. Now that takes stones.

  12. 50M and a private jet? Jerry is right, there is no reason to pay Goodell that, especially when the NFL is on a slide. I am sure Tagliabue will do it for much less.

  13. concretechuckles says:
    November 12, 2017 at 7:15 pm
    Jones has spent plenty of bad money over the years.
    How long has he been paying Jason Garrett now?
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    lol, I totally agree!! I hated the hire 7 years ago, and it has been confirmed what a true snake he is, at least imo. Mr I need Clock Management 101 and I can't make 1/2 time adjustments, for the life of me! COTY, yeah right 😦 Zeke & Dak is who he can thank!!!

  14. Sport, hate to break it to you but Commissioner Goodell will go down as one of the the Greatest Commissioner in history. And if he is alive, Robert Kraft will have the honor of ushering him into the Hall of Fame.

  15. kenmasters34 says:
    November 12, 2017 at 7:56 pm
    50M and a private jet? Jerry is right, there is no reason to pay Goodell that, especially when the NFL is on a slide. I am sure Tagliabue will do it for much less.

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    Let’s set a few things straight. Nothing is on the record saying that those are Goodell’s demands. Goodell and the compensation committee haven’t said anything, which is the right thing to do as getting drawn into a media fight is a bad way to do business.

    It’s possible that the person who is leaking this (JONES) is just making things up to get sympathy on his side (JONES) knowing that the salary speculations will not be officially addressed.

    It’s up to a group of 6 owners (not named Jerry Jones) to determine if what Goodell wants is acceptable. Those 6 owners were authorized by a 32-0 vote (including Jerry Jones) to decide Goodell’s compensation.

    Bottom line is that Goodell can ask for whatever he wants (and we do not know what he asked for) but the 6 owners (Jerry’s peers) don’t have to give it to him if they don’t feel it is appropriate.

  16. Jerry Jones is no Al Davis. Davis stood up for social injustices and he would be appalled at Jerry’s antics. Sure Davis might have given him participation points for getting Pepsi sold in his stadium while the League mandated Coke. But really, he won a soft drink war? The real victory would have been able to get both soft drinks sold in every stadium, making money for both Coke and Pepsi but the NFL would have made more.

  17. limakey says:
    November 12, 2017 at 7:38 pm

    Brenda, if Jerry Jones had stones, he would have told Zeke the truth. He would not have lied…
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    From the troll that wouldn’t know the truth if it bit him and believes their own lies. Tell us lima, how do you justify Goodell’s lying? It’s kind of hard to ignore being that the proof was published for all to see.

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