Jerry Jones says he’s not backing off on Goodell extension

AP

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones reportedly got a letter from the six team owners on the NFL’s Compensation Committee telling him to put his efforts to block Commissioner Roger Goodell’s contract extension to rest.

The letter outlined possible sanctions for Jones’ efforts, which include the threat of a lawsuit, but it doesn’t look like those potential penalties are dissuading Jones. During an appearance on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas on Tuesday, Jones said he has no plans to back off his mission to throw a wrench into the Goodell extension plans and called talk that there could be a push to force him out as owner of the Cowboys “laughable and ridiculous.”

Jones said that there’s “all the time in the world” to discuss the extension because Goodell has 18 months left on his current deal. He said team owners “need to slow this train down” before entering into another deal with Goodell, who Jones reportedly believes is too well-compensated.

Jones had no issue giving the OK to go ahead with an extension for Goodell in May, but that was before the Ezekiel Elliott suspension and Jones’ criticism of Goodell’s leadership regarding player protests during the playing of the national anthem. Jones remained critical of Goodell on the Elliott front Tuesday and it appears that’s not the only place he’s sticking to his guns when it comes to a difference of opinion with the league.

128 responses to “Jerry Jones says he’s not backing off on Goodell extension

  1. Jerry Jones says he’s not backing off on Goodell extension
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    HaHaHa! Don’t knock it until you try it.

  2. Jerry really needs to get a hold of himself.

    Whether he is right or wrong, he is handling it badly, and there is no real win for him here. Even if he slows the extension, there is going to be a time where he needs the other owners for something and they are going to blow him off, or they will level the boom against him.

    He said it was ridiculous that people thought Zeke would get suspended, but here we are with Zeke already having missed 1 game.

  3. Here’s my offer to be commissioner. Just give me the private plane. I’ll sleep in my office and have meetings every day and order plates of those finger sandwiches.

  4. therealjr says:
    November 14, 2017 at 10:03 am
    More importantly, in May the ratings/PR debacles were an aberration. Now they are a trend.

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    You call it a trend, I call it “the new normal”

  5. I wonder how the other 23 owners feel about the six that sent the letter? Billionaires are a little finicky when it comes to threatening their money, even if it is indirectly. Today it’s Jerry, tomorrow it could be any one of those other 23 owners–and fyi, I’ve never liked Arthur Blank, reminds me of a fat version of Walt Disney.

  6. btpdiddy says:
    November 14, 2017 at 10:00 am

    PLEASE force him out. That would be amazing.
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    If “him” means Roger Goodell then I agree.

  7. They talk about unity and then threaten to exile any owner that questions the hive mind. Goodell is weapon grade incompetent, but he is clearly not the only problem.

  8. clintonite44 says:
    November 14, 2017 at 10:08 am
    Every true NFL fan should be alarmed at what Goodell did to an innocent player in the NFL. Goodell will destroy the NFL as we know with actions like this.
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    Which one?

  9. Jerrah will do anything to keep the 5-4 Cowboys out of actual football news…,after all he’s the genius.

  10. clintonite44 says:
    November 14, 2017 at 10:08 am
    Every true NFL fan should be alarmed at what Goodell did to an innocent player in the NFL. Goodell will destroy the NFL as we know with actions like this.
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    By innocent player I assume you mean Tom Brady.

  11. It’s not just player protests of Goodell’s poor management, it’s the handling of team ‘relocation’s’ which has damaged the NFL. By not refiting and updating of existing stadiums, Goodell has damaged the fundamental fan base of the NFL. Existing ‘older’ stadiums have a history, a legacy, a tradition in the NFL. It’s ‘home’ to many fans. As an organization abandons the local fan base it impacts the entire NFL. How would you like to watch a New Mexico Packers vs. the Montgomery Alabama Jets? The league doesn’t get it. Obviously the L.A.Chargers tragic failure and the coming Las Vegas Raiders and possible Who-knows-Where Bills relocations will seriously damage the league. I’m with Mr. Jones on this. Goodell should not be extended.

  12. Some might say that Colin Kapernick gave up his career for something he believed in. Whether you agree with him or not, he made his opinion public –in an area in which no athlete wants to jeopardize their marketing appeal. That is unusual.

    It would be Ironic if Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones loses ownership of Cowboys just because he won’t shut up on how much he hates Roger Goodell. Well, he doesn’t hate Goodell. He just can’t stand that the NFL has rules that even he can’t buy or force his way out of-or that HIS players have to abide by the league discipline and rules-and that they don’t get special treatment.

    But Jerry Jones has a dream–everybody knows he is the best, most powerful NFL owner that runs the league and its what HE says that matters, no matter what. IF he keeps up, he’ll be rambling about that holding a sign in front of AT&T Stadium.

    On broadcasting it on every TV in every papa johns store?

  13. quit with the “voted for the extension in May” crap. situations like this after the majority vote, they will re-vote to get a unanimous outcome to appear united. happens all the time in negotiations such as this.

  14. If Jerry Jones wanted my support, he would have objected to the abuses of power when they didn’t affect the cowboys. Don’t cry to be about Zekes six game suspension when you put AP on the commissioners exempt list for an entire season.(Fill in the blank for the player from your team who has been run over by Judge,Jury, and executioner)

  15. jones is pissed cuz he thought SB this yr, particularly with rodgers out

    but now dall won’t even win nfc east

    and may be lucky to even make playoffs as wc

  16. JJ has every right to protest a contract extension, he’s a stakeholder in the NFL. However, remember majority rule and they can easily bypass JJ and give a contract to RG. This is how organizations start to implode…several years ago Mark Cuban said the NFL is unsustainable and could collapse…he was right!

  17. I’m 100% behind JJ on this. Goodell has performed poorly as the NFL commissioner and needs to go. We need a commissioner that is able to manage issues before they become so damaging to the brand. Goodell has continued to fail in addressing and preempting most controversy under his watch.

  18. Jerry voted to start the extension talks in May, you lose Jerry, most of the owners can’t stand you, Goodell is getting the extension whether you like it or not!!…….you might find yourself like Sterling and the Clippers, forced out and the team sold….

  19. weepingjebus says:
    November 14, 2017 at 10:17 am
    They talk about unity and then threaten to exile any owner that questions the hive mind. Goodell is weapon grade incompetent, but he is clearly not the only problem.

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    Jerry Jones voted to let the compensation committee set Goodell’s pay and didn’t care until his running back was suspended. Jerry is not some lone crusader for truth, justice, and the american way.

    The time to object, if he was going to, was long ago and he didn’t do it. This is revenge for suspending his player, pure and simple.

  20. Usually when something like this pops up with a good ol boys club somebody has dirt for the leverage part of thing !

  21. pftisahalftruth says:
    November 14, 2017 at 10:25 am
    quit with the “voted for the extension in May” crap. situations like this after the majority vote, they will re-vote to get a unanimous outcome to appear united. happens all the time in negotiations such as this.

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    So you aren’t disputing they voted to give the compensation committee the power to negotiate Goodell’s compensation? What part of that is crap?

  22. Amazing how many fans despise Goodell, but now want him to receive $49 million per year. Adam Silver NBA commissioner told all players you must stand for Anthem, no controversy. Now pathetic fans want to bash Jerry jones to get rid of Goodell. We got your back Jerry. Pats Fan.

  23. They should listen to Jerry, because he is right! Goodell has made over $200 million dollars as commissioner, he wants a raise from $30 mil, to $49 mil + private jet + free health insurance for his family FOR LIFE! He has overseen a lot of growth, but has also seen PR nightmares and is VERY unpopular with fans. From rules that make no sense, to protests, to bungled investigations, to arbitrary suspension, based on zero proof….the fans need something different.

    So, yes, Jerry is right, you dont rubber stamp this guy, or any major deal. All you have to do is look at how Jerry changed how we watch football. Back in the 90’s Art Model wanted to give back $300 million dollars in revenue in exchange for extending the television contracts. Jerry thought it was a terrible idea fought it. Fox was brought and outbid CBS by more than $100 million, pushing the leagues TV contracts over $1 billion. A few years later, CBS took the AFC from NBC and paid $500 million for it.

    Is Jerry doing this because of what Goodell did to Zeke…..Yeah, I’m sure he is…its a bit of a payback…but he isnt wrong. Goodell thinks he’s done such a good job that he deserves not only a raise, but several benefit that out live his service to the league and his lifetime. If these six owners rubber stamp that…..then there is NO helping this league out of the gutter.

  24. Jerry is right in one respect: Roger has 18 months left on his current deal. Why extend him now?

    The players, as a whole, I believe see Roger as the enemy. He can have as many press conferences as he wants announcing “X amounts of dollars” to a cause the players support; they still see him as someone who will UNILATERALLY suspend ANY ONE OF THEM for “conduct detrimental to The Shield”. Two federal lawsuits between the Players Association and The League is not good PR. Who is the face of that bad PR? “Sheriff Roger”.

    Now, do I think Jerry is throwing a tantrum because “Sheriff Roger” suspended one of his best players for “conduct detrimental to The Shield”? Of course. I’m sure he thought Brady should have been suspended an entire year.

    I’m sure most of these owners fall into the “do unto them but not to me” category on most things. The two exceptions I know of (since I follow the Raiders and live in Chicago) are Mark Davis and the McCaskey Family not wanting women abusers on the team (say what you want about Conley, the charges were dropped). I’m sure there are others, but I know these two are pretty image conscience.

  25. Jones is being a clown. He is part of a company with 31 other co-owners. In said company, there is a “majority rules” policy where if 24 votes are secured for any decision, the decision is made. At least 24 other owners support resigning Goodell, so JJ is losing this time. This is all because Jerry realizing that due to his old age, his life is coming to an end soon and he wants to get his way one last time before retiring. It’s not going to work out for old Jerrah this time. The other owners clearly agree with Goodell. The Zeke ruling is payback for all the criminals he’s protected over the years that hurt the league’s reputation.

  26. Choosing whom to root for between these two is like trying to choose between gonorrhea and syphilis

  27. sportoficionado says:
    November 14, 2017 at 10:14 am

    I wonder how the other 23 owners feel about the six that sent the letter?
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    They probably realize that the committee, based on their previous authorization, sent the letter not the 6 individuals on it. It’s an executive committee, if 3 of the 6 agree on a course of action as long as one is the chair then that is the committee’s course. How do you think the 30 owners not named Jerry Jones feel about his fit of pique threatening the golden goose?

  28. He’s playing a dangerous game.

    It would be a shame to lose one of the great owners in teh sport while douche waffles like Mike Brown, Mark Davis, Dean Spanos and Jimmy Haslam do nothing to contribute to the great League they’re a part of.

  29. Is there any fan who agrees with Goodell? Any fan who thinks Goodell has improved the game?

    Now, how many fans want Goodell to go? There’s the real answer.

  30. hamlet423 says:
    November 14, 2017 at 10:23 am
    Some might say that Colin Kapernick gave up his career for something he believed in.

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    Lucid people would say he lost it because he couldn’t even beat our Blaine Gabbert

  31. $50 million/year, a private jet and health insurance for his family for life? Is that all Goodell wants?

    SHOW HIM THE DOOR – – – NOW!!!!!

  32. Goodell has made the NFL look nothing like it use to. Everything now is for the almighty dollar and to hell with tradition and what the fans want. Like Jerry or dont, what he is doing needs to be done. I have gone from watching every game that is aired and watching NFL network and all pregame shows, to now watching maybe 1/2 of 1 game a week and no pregame show or NFL network.

  33. So the guy who advised Robert Kraft to just “take the hit” when Brady got suspended four games for playing football in cold weather suddenly has a problem with Goodell when it’s HIS player getting suspended.

  34. Please DO NOT force him out. I’m an Eagles fan, and I would be upset to find out that Jones is no longer there doing his best to sabotage the Cowboys chances of winning anything because there may be a slight chance he isn’t going to receive all the credit

    Would be hilarious to see him get stripped of a few picks though

  35. While Jerry’s desire to slow down the process, and even replace Goodell is logical, the method he is using is not. There is no practical legal basis for his threatened legal action; rather, any legal action is likely more detrimental to Jones’ interests. He should have gotten ahead of this train before it started moving down the tracks.

  36. Godell has to go. Hes bumbled every incident that has come across his desk. He is ruining the NFL. He says hes made the owners alot of money, but truth be told any half witt could have done the same thing. Im becoming embarrassed that i even like the nfl.

  37. I agree 100% with Jones. What has Goodell done for the NFL other than make it into a joke? Goodell is a blackmark on this sport, and he should be shown the door, not getting an extension.

    And his 50mil a year and lifetime use of a private jet request he can shove up his arse. He doesn’t deserve either one. Being biased towards certain players and franchises doesn’t warrant being a millionaire putz boy.

  38. This league is heading straight down the drain, and I can’t say that I’m too upset about it. I can’t even tell you how many lifelong football fans that I know who have told me that they aren’t watching anymore. This entire league and game is a watered down joke.

    At this point I think Jerry should put up a fight. The league has already been damaged beyond immediate repair. Throw out the old and start with the new for a commissioner and hope for the best.

  39. Go Jerry Go! We all support you, especially as the league (led by Roger) holds up disbursements of funds on the concussion settlement. Free health care for life for those guys, not Roger.

  40. Goodell isn’t a great commish but I’d hate to see one owner force his will upon the others. All that will accomplish is to make sure the next Commish knows who the alpha owner is and then favoritism will start.

  41. Goodall carries the water and takes the heat for the owners.
    Changing Discipline procedures, appeals processes and weed are the owners big chips to use in the next CBA.

    When they start negotiating the deal, the owners want the players to WANT to change these things very badly and be willing to bend over to get changes.

    They don’t want to do anything to lessen the impact or the importance of these issues with the PA.

  42. Is there any fan who agrees with Goodell?

    For the most part, I believe he’s doing the best he can in some difficult situations. It’s not debatable that he’s grown the business significantly – and for all that, at $50 million/year, he’ll still make less than 0.4% of the total gross…that’s a deal.

    Any fan who thinks Goodell has improved the game?

    Monetarily, yes. Most other categories are subjective. You have your idea of how things should be, so you’ve decided he’s not doing a good job because he doesn’t do it according to the fantasy in your head. He’s also doing the job, while you’re not. So, I’ll take the opinion of anyone here just as soon as they reveal themselves as the equivalent of the CEO of a $13+ billion industry.

  43. RegisHawk says: November 14, 2017 at 11:26 am
    Well, he wouldn’t be the first crazy old wannabe-dictator to double-down on his own brand of stupid.
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    Who would be the NFL first? Jones no dictator, just one of 32, calling bull$hit where he sees it.. Stupid is as stupid does, Goodell and the other obtuse owners a would actually be a fit to your thoughts.

  44. NFL fans are so stupid. Everybody claims to hate Goodell, but when Jones goes against him (rightfully so, in this case) all you dolts have Goodell’s back? Get real, you losers.

  45. I never thought i’d see the day that i’d agree with Jerry, but Goodell needs to go. I would think all of these ‘business men’ would see the value in bringing in somebody newer and cheaper. Not to mention the uptick in popularity for removing Furor Goodell.

  46. All those chirping about a May vote (unanimous, at that), and aligning behind Goodell in the argument are being really shortsided. First, a lot has changed since May, including the official start of the regular season to this point now, when real numbers are coming back. This business is about measurables, on the field and off of it, especially off of it because, ahem..the money. The numbers are going in the wrong direction and Jones is sounding an alarm about the current leadership, which many fans have also done. Goodell’s contract has another 18 months that allows for more consideration of options, regarding an extension is all that Jerry is arguing. He has every right to do so. The fact that a preselected committee is trying to silence a fellow owner is what is truly alarming here. Although, if you think about it, it is absolutely how a Goodell run front office reacts to everything (perhaps under leadership from some preselected owners), by trying to suppress and subvert any legal rights of anyone that question its authority..but now dares to go after an owner, and one of Jerry’s standing, yikes. You better believe this will raise some alarms.

  47. I said that when they allowed the players to kneel and even semi-endorsed it, that they seemed to have no idea what they had just done to their league. Unless the owners wants to commit suicide, they better rid themselves of Goodell ASAP. I always hated the Cowboys but Jerry Jones seems to understand what’s happening.

  48. aarons444 says:
    November 14, 2017 at 11:00 am

    He’s not even one of the 10 worst owners in the NFL.
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    Jerry is great at milking the cash cow but as a team owner he might crack the bottom 10. Haslam, Snyder, Spanos, Kroenke and York have the bottom 5 locked in but depending on your criteria Jerry could be in the next group.

  49. As a diehard fan of 35 years, and Pats season tickets in my family since 1978, I am 100% behind Jerry Jones.

    This is what I wanted Kraft to do. I don’t buy this good ol boy garbage they try to promote when some of these owners know for a fact they’re being cheated behind closed doors by other owners.

    The culture itself is something they’ve made by hiring Goodell because this was a key centerpiece as to WHY Goodell was hired in the first place; and that is to cheat when he’s told to cheat, at whatever cost, apparently leaning on “Article 46” as his way of being protected per his own sneaky, lying lawyers.

    So, as much as Jerry is at fault here, I am 100% behind his actions to remove this cheating, vile scum of the earth from office, as his leadership, corruption, committing consumer fraud, as a result of lying, cheating, defaming and stealing players and coaches money as well, which is clearly illegal under US law, Article 46 or not.

    Concocting scandals and framing people is not legal in the United States of America.

  50. So I am sure you have all heard of the plight of the old NFL Players

    most can’t afford their medical bills and the retirement money is a joke compared to other pro leagues

    How in the world can the NFL justify paying the Commish 50 mil a year + many fringe benefits

    They just got through complaining at the last CBA they they are going broke and any excess money was going into the betterment of the game

    that is why they had to screw the players. Sorry perhaps I care too much but to me

    that is not only disgustingly immoral it should be filed under crimes against humanity.

  51. Who would be the NFL first? Jones no dictator, just one of 32, calling bull$hit where he sees it.. Stupid is as stupid does, Goodell and the other obtuse owners a would actually be a fit to your thoughts.

    Who said it was limited to the NFL? Who’s he best-buds with? Who’d he recently talk to? Who started this crazy act shortly after talking to his best-bud?

    And I’ll take Goodell over Jones every day of the week. He’s looking out for the interests of all 32 teams. Jerruh’s looking out for himself and don’t be fooled by his fake act.

  52. saulg2 says:
    November 14, 2017 at 11:32 am
    Goodall carries the water and takes the heat for the owners.
    Changing Discipline procedures, appeals processes and weed are the owners big chips to use in the next CBA.

    When they start negotiating the deal, the owners want the players to WANT to change these things very badly and be willing to bend over to get changes.

    They don’t want to do anything to lessen the impact or the importance of these issues with the PA.

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    That really isn’t necessary. The NFL never had an issue with a lot of this stuff with Rozelle and Tagliabue. The difference is the human being in charge and the lawyer approach of selling “Article 46” (been in the CBA since 1969), as a bastardized version of what his powers really are.

    He said LAST YEAR in a federal court on US soil, that Article 46 gives him the right to lie, frame, cheat and steal, while committing consumer fraud for the customer.

    We don’t need mass alterations to the CBA. We need a principled human being in the position that understands these acts committed by Goodell to be morally wrong, show leadership and understand you will have no league to grow very soon, if this behavior continues on.

    So, the owners’ entire plan of expanding overseas is in serious jeopardy on the current path, with weakened leverage with the tumbling ratinfs.

    I warned of this when Brady took the stand and exposed Goodell in Framegate 2. If Kraft had stood up to the cheating by Goodell in Framegate 1 (“spygate”), we wouldn’t be here now.

    So, any real NFL fan should be behind Jerry Jones. If you approve of consumer fraud, cheating, stealing, and the fading away of the NFL as we’ve all known it, Goodell is your guy.

  53. sumkat says:
    November 14, 2017 at 11:08 am
    Please DO NOT force him out. I’m an Eagles fan, and I would be upset to find out that Jones is no longer there doing his best to sabotage the Cowboys chances of winning anything because there may be a slight chance he isn’t going to receive all the credit

    Would be hilarious to see him get stripped of a few picks though

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    So who has been sabotaging the Eagles chances of winning anything for the last 57 years? Even if the Eagles win it all this year…..they’d still be 2 Superbowls behind Jerry and he hasnt won anything in over 20 years!

    If youre under the age of 65, you dont remember the last championship for that toilet of a franchise!

  54. nhpats says:
    November 14, 2017 at 10:48 am
    hamlet423 says:
    November 14, 2017 at 10:23 am
    Some might say that Colin Kapernick gave up his career for something he believed in.

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    Lucid people would say he lost it because he couldn’t even beat our Blaine Gabbert
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    (very, very, effing) Stoopid people would say he lost it because he couldn’t even beat out Blaine Gabbert. There, I fixed it for you. You are welcome.

    KP took over from Gabbert once his offseason surgery healed. Do you even watch football?

    Google is your friend. Use your brain. Once again, you are welcome.
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  55. purplekoolaid1 says:
    November 14, 2017 at 11:23 am
    This league is heading straight down the drain, and I can’t say that I’m too upset about it. I can’t even tell you how many lifelong football fans that I know who have told me that they aren’t watching anymore. This entire league and game is a watered down joke.

    At this point I think Jerry should put up a fight. The league has already been damaged beyond immediate repair. Throw out the old and start with the new for a commissioner and hope for the best.

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    Since the league is so concerned about PC behaviors and “image”, this was my suggestion as well:

    1. Fire Goodell. Admit some fault, but scapegoat him.
    2. Hire someone who cares about the sport and has ethics. It’s in the CBA that the commish needs to be someone with “unquestioned integrity”.
    3. Bridge the gap with the NFLPA and hammer out a more fair deal than the greedy windfall deal that was issued in 2011.

    I would have hated to see what the original deal was on the table in 2011 before Goodell and his scummy lawyers were thrown out of the room, and Kraft was called into broker the deal.

  56. I wonder if Jerry isn’t trying to force the owners, to force him to sell. The reality is, the NFL is in decline and his franchise is probably worth more right now than it ever will be again. However, if he made the decision to sell independently, he would be the subject of scorn. If he is forced to sell, he gets to maximize his profit while looking like the victim.

  57. Jerry is a fraud. You can’t back a guy in May the way he did, and applaud the way Brady was handled, and be part of the ownership that wanted Goodell to have the power and now you hate him because your guy is a creep and got suspended. Chris Carter was never arrested for drug use but when Buddy canned his ass he turned that life of his around real quick.

    I’m not a fan of Goodell but Jerry’s agenda will fail him in the end. And another thing, these billionaires buy the teams because they have an excess of money; not because they want an excess of money.

  58. RegisHawk says:
    November 14, 2017 at 11:54 am
    Who would be the NFL first? Jones no dictator, just one of 32, calling bull$hit where he sees it.. Stupid is as stupid does, Goodell and the other obtuse owners a would actually be a fit to your thoughts.

    Who said it was limited to the NFL? Who’s he best-buds with? Who’d he recently talk to? Who started this crazy act shortly after talking to his best-bud?

    And I’ll take Goodell over Jones every day of the week. He’s looking out for the interests of all 32 teams. Jerruh’s looking out for himself and don’t be fooled by his fake act.

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    And I’ll take Goodell over Jones every day of the week. He’s looking out for the interests of all 32 teams.”

    This is a 100% factually false statement. He has been caught in federal courts on at least 3 separate occassions, in various forms, lying about “scandals” that never had to be scandals.

    If you’re allowing a group of owners to gang up on another owner of a team in fraudulent fashion, to satisfy greed and ego of that group, there is no way whatsoever that means he is representing all 32 teams the same.

    For a decade now, the PAts have had rules applied differently to them, not only on the field with awkawrd mde up excuses as to why they got jobbed in a game with some creepy last second flag, but also off the field in conference rooms where Bob Kraft was not invited.

    Do the math.

    You’ve been duped for a decade by Goodell.

    Anyone backing Goodell and this behavior is not a real fan and cares nothing about the NFL’s future.

  59. objectivefootballfan says:
    November 14, 2017 at 10:54 am
    Jerry Jones is the worst owner in all of sports. POINT.BLANK.PERIOD!!

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    Jerry may be a lot of things….but “worst owner in all of sports” is definitely not one of them. You do realize he has 3 superbowls on his ledger?? You think the Browns fans would like to swap the last 28 years of history with Dallas? As an owner, Jerry is absolutely one of the best at generating revenue for his team AND the league, providing his fans with a new stadium, and yes, 3 championships! There are 23 teams who have few Superbowls in their history than Jones has so far.

    If you want to call Jerry one of the worst GM’s…..you’ll find no argument here….but to question his value as an owner is the opposite of being and “objective football fan”.

  60. Just a couple of comments …

    1) Jerry isn’t objecting to extending Goodell. He’s objecting to the structure of the extension.

    2) Rubber stamping $50 million\year to Goodell and the league can’t come to terms on CTE settlements. Just sayin’.

    3) I believe a second vote is still in order to actually approve the extension. Jerry should be spending his time and effort to get the 24 votes needed to block the approval instead of going the litigation route where he stands little chance of success.

    4) All 32 owners should be hung upside and slapped silly for agreeing to moving forward with the extension to begin with.

  61. clintonite44 says:
    November 14, 2017 at 10:08 am
    Every true NFL fan should be alarmed at what Goodell did to an innocent player in the NFL. Goodell will destroy the NFL as we know with actions like this.
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    I assume you’re talking about Brady? Zek is not an innocent player.

  62. dsigrey says:
    November 14, 2017 at 12:22 pm
    clintonite44 says:
    November 14, 2017 at 10:08 am
    Every true NFL fan should be alarmed at what Goodell did to an innocent player in the NFL. Goodell will destroy the NFL as we know with actions like this.
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    I assume you’re talking about Brady? Zek is not an innocent player.

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    Yes, he is. As the evidence and affadavit proves. Also, according to the Columbus PD and the NFL employee Goodell instructed to do an investigation with, where she came back and said there is no evidence, which he ignored.

  63. I stand by my previous comments suggesting Goodell should be ushered out in exchange for Jones transferring the Cowboys franchise to his son or another owner. Both of them will pull a Trump/USFL and lead the league to financial ruin if they don’t stop.

  64. Do the math.

    You’ve been duped for a decade by Goodell.

    You are notoriously biased.

    1) Jerry isn’t objecting to extending Goodell. He’s objecting to the structure of the extension.

    Actually, he’s trying to get the structure changed in an effort to make Goodell mad enough to quit, thereby getting his revenge for Zeke being suspended.

    3) I believe a second vote is still in order to actually approve the extension.

    No. Don’t know why people keep getting this one wrong. The owners voted (unanimously) in May to have these 6 people cut the deal. That Committee speaks for the rest of the League…they do not need to go back to the other owners and get anything ok-ed. This is why Jerruh’s pulling the stunt he is by trying to horn in on the group’s negotiations. It’s also why he tried putting forward the idea that they should vote on what the Committee decides (in effect, going back on what has already been agreed to).

  65. Good Job Jurrah!!!

    this has little to do with Goodell and more to do with that lying cheating scumbag Mara. Coincidence that he can lead a committee that punishes ONLY his division rivals for years AND he controls Rogers paycheck? nah. Zeke was just the last straw. The evilness of Mara must be stopped.

  66. Those who look back claiming that Goodell led the NFL to financial success have to be joking. The NFL had been a booming, prosperous league for years and it’s growth and its acceleration were so great that it wouldn’t have made much of a difference if Peewee Herman or Barney Fife were the commissioner. It’s been Goodell’s social engineering and politicizing the sport that has started the decline and now it’s gaining momentum.

  67. electricboogalo says:

    Let’s talk about the real issues. Will Jerry force his players to say “merry Christmas?” And eat only papa johns pizza.
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    No, but he will force his players to not bring their politics out of the tunnel in front of fans.

  68. How am I biased? Pats fans have primary sourced PROOF and EVIDENCE Goodell is a liar.

    I have no bias whatsoever.

    I have truth and facts. Don’t force me to post Bill Cowher’s comments backing BB regarding Framegate 1.

  69. Did anyone else see the news last night? They showed several stadiums that were maybe, 1/2 full. This is what Jerry Jones was concerned about, a long time ago, when he was in tune with the fans! He took his stance, which didn’t align with ole Rog & the other owners. Rog had a vendetta after that, but had supposedly told JJ Zeke would not be suspended. Who you going to believe? I know who I believe, the man with the business acumen to predict what would happen, if the protests continued. After Zeke was suspended, with ZERO evidence, that was the straw that broke the camel’s back. Most fans will be thrilled if JJ can bring him DOWN!!!!!

  70. RegisHawk says: November 14, 2017 at 11:54 am
    Who would be the NFL first? Jones no dictator, just one of 32, calling bull$hit where he sees it.. Stupid is as stupid does, Goodell and the other obtuse owners a would actually be a fit to your thoughts.
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    Who said it was limited to the NFL? Who’s he best-buds with? Who’d he recently talk to? Who started this crazy act shortly after talking to his best-bud?
    And I’ll take Goodell over Jones every day of the week. He’s looking out for the interests of all 32 teams. Jerruh’s looking out for himself and don’t be fooled by his fake act.

    Who gives a rip who Jones talked to or what his various motivations are… None of us know. But that’s irrelevant, petty crap that’ll keep you and the obtuse owners fiddling while Rome burns.. I’ll tell ya this.. if you take Goodell over Jones any day of the week, a) you’re not much of a businessman, and b) then that is the week you’d start kissin your business goodbye. Twain accurately observed, that good news travels half way around the world while bad news puts on it’s shoes. Goodell is the picture next to bad news.

  71. zippernecksays says:
    November 14, 2017 at 1:22 pm
    RegisHawk says: November 14, 2017 at 11:54 am
    Who would be the NFL first? Jones no dictator, just one of 32, calling bull$hit where he sees it.. Stupid is as stupid does, Goodell and the other obtuse owners a would actually be a fit to your thoughts.
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    Who said it was limited to the NFL? Who’s he best-buds with? Who’d he recently talk to? Who started this crazy act shortly after talking to his best-bud?
    And I’ll take Goodell over Jones every day of the week. He’s looking out for the interests of all 32 teams. Jerruh’s looking out for himself and don’t be fooled by his fake act.

    Who gives a rip who Jones talked to or what his various motivations are… None of us know. But that’s irrelevant, petty crap that’ll keep you and the obtuse owners fiddling while Rome burns.. I’ll tell ya this.. if you take Goodell over Jones any day of the week, a) you’re not much of a businessman, and b) then that is the week you’d start kissin your business goodbye. Twain accurately observed, that good news travels half way around the world while bad news puts on it’s shoes. Goodell is the picture next to bad news.

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    LOL! You just bludgeoned that guy. Nice work.

  72. brendafortheboyz says:
    November 14, 2017 at 1:17 pm
    Did anyone else see the news last night? They showed several stadiums that were maybe, 1/2 full. This is what Jerry Jones was concerned about, a long time ago, when he was in tune with the fans! He took his stance, which didn’t align with ole Rog & the other owners. Rog had a vendetta after that, but had supposedly told JJ Zeke would not be suspended. Who you going to believe? I know who I believe, the man with the business acumen to predict what would happen, if the protests continued. After Zeke was suspended, with ZERO evidence, that was the straw that broke the camel’s back. Most fans will be thrilled if JJ can bring him DOWN!!!!!

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    Absolutely. Although, Jerrah erred when he threw his support behind Goodell last year, so callously, after Goodell and the lawyers got caught in federal court lying again.

    It’s nice to see he’s changed his tune, but on principle, Goodell should have been fired for trying to help the Ravens cheat by intentionally protecting Ray Rice for 6 months.

    The media has never asked Goodell point blank why he lied twice on the subject.

  73. Jerry is great at milking the cash cow but as a team owner he might crack the bottom 10. Haslam, Snyder, Spanos, Kroenke and York have the bottom 5 locked in but depending on your criteria Jerry could be in the next group.
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    Kroenke is bottom 10? Having just moved to the 2nd largest city in the country? For building a new facilty?

    .. I’ll take Jerry over every single Legacy owner not named Hunt or Rooney. Pathetic trust fund babies with their hands out after ALREADY making a fortune standing on the backs of others.

  74. tylawspick6 says:
    November 14, 2017 at 12:33 pm

    dsigrey says:
    November 14, 2017 at 12:22 pm
    I assume you’re talking about Brady? Zek is not an innocent player.

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    Yes, he is. As the evidence and affadavit proves. Also, according to the Columbus PD and the NFL employee Goodell instructed to do an investigation with, where she came back and said there is no evidence, which he ignored.
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    Your lust for vengeance on Goodell for framegate has you misstating the facts. Declining to prosecute doesn’t mean someone is innocent. The Columbus city prosecutor said, “For the Ezekiel Elliott matter, I personally believe that there were a series of interactions between Mr. Elliott and (his accuser) where violence occurred. However, given the totality of the circumstances, I could not firmly conclude exactly what happened. Saying something happened versus having sufficient evidence to criminally charge someone are two completely different things.” On another occasion he stated “We believed her in most things.”

    That doesn’t mean I agree the NFL’s investigation has satisfied even it’s own low standard of ‘more probable than not’ or that I think Elliott is innocent of wrongdoing. What I do believe is the the legal precedent for a suspension under Article 46 has been decided, a just suspension is whatever Goodell says it is. Ethically that is just plain wrong but per the CBA it is legally enforceable.

  75. RegisHawk says: November 14, 2017 at 12:44 pm

    “Do the math. You’ve been duped for a decade by Goodell.”
    You are notoriously biased.

    “1) Jerry isn’t objecting to extending Goodell. He’s objecting to the structure of the extension.”
    Actually, he’s trying to get the structure changed in an effort to make Goodell mad enough to quit, thereby getting his revenge for Zeke being suspended.

    “3) I believe a second vote is still in order to actually approve the extension.”
    No. Don’t know why people keep getting this one wrong. The owners voted (unanimously) in May to have these 6 people cut the deal. That Committee speaks for the rest of the League…they do not need to go back to the other owners and get anything ok-ed. This is why Jerruh’s pulling the stunt he is by trying to horn in on the group’s negotiations. It’s also why he tried putting forward the idea that they should vote on what the Committee decides (in effect, going back on what has already been agreed to).
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    No bias or PhD needed to see that Goodell’s ran the NFL Ferrari into the ditch. I would happily agree with you that he’d love to see old Rog just hit the road, but wonder if you’re channeling him, talking to him, or just how your unique vision can be so certain about what motivates the mind of Jerry. And to restate the obvious and previously stated ad nausuem.. The NFL world was a significantly happier place in May. And I’m no lawyer, but based on what I read, Committee or no, this deal is a long ways from being the slam dunk it was then..

  76. cags777 says:
    November 14, 2017 at 12:34 pm
    I stand by my previous comments suggesting Goodell should be ushered out in exchange for Jones transferring the Cowboys franchise to his son or another owner. Both of them will pull a Trump/USFL and lead the league to financial ruin if they don’t stop.

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    That is not a solution because he approved of the cheating of Brady and the Pats, and he was also very likely the main trigger behind the outlandish Saints punishments for something that was wrong, but not worthy of such preposterous and Draconian measures.

  77. Goodell’s record as Commissioner: Sold tickets to Super Bowl for seats that did not exist, lights went out at Super Bowl, Hall of Fame game cancelled because field melted before game, botched Bountygate and overruled by his predecessor, botched Ray Rice, botched Adrian Peterson, botched Deflategate, botched Ezekiel Elliott, overruled by numerous federal courts, wants 18-game season, wants team in London, wants football in the Olympics, botched referee strike, botched anthem protests.
    Has this guy done ANYTHING right? Go Jerry!

  78. commentawaitingdeletion says:
    November 14, 2017 at 1:54 pm
    tylawspick6 says:
    November 14, 2017 at 12:33 pm

    dsigrey says:
    November 14, 2017 at 12:22 pm
    I assume you’re talking about Brady? Zek is not an innocent player.

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    Yes, he is. As the evidence and affadavit proves. Also, according to the Columbus PD and the NFL employee Goodell instructed to do an investigation with, where she came back and said there is no evidence, which he ignored.
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    Your lust for vengeance on Goodell for framegate has you misstating the facts. Declining to prosecute doesn’t mean someone is innocent. The Columbus city prosecutor said, “For the Ezekiel Elliott matter, I personally believe that there were a series of interactions between Mr. Elliott and (his accuser) where violence occurred. However, given the totality of the circumstances, I could not firmly conclude exactly what happened. Saying something happened versus having sufficient evidence to criminally charge someone are two completely different things.” On another occasion he stated “We believed her in most things.”

    That doesn’t mean I agree the NFL’s investigation has satisfied even it’s own low standard of ‘more probable than not’ or that I think Elliott is innocent of wrongdoing. What I do believe is the the legal precedent for a suspension under Article 46 has been decided, a just suspension is whatever Goodell says it is. Ethically that is just plain wrong but per the CBA it is legally enforceable.

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    I am sorry, but there is MORE evidence she is framing him and if you’re innocent, you don’t try to frame someone. That’s the point here. So, his precious Article 46 should be used to come to that conclusion. Get it?

    So, just because they had contact with one another, it’s clear the cat fight witnessed by NUMEROUS people goes above any speculation of what Elliott did or didn’t do. There is no evidence of anything related to Elliott.

    Not to mention, Goodell’s OWN EMPLOYEE came back telling him Tiffany Thompson is not credible. So, why employ her, ask her to do her job, and then insult her by over-ruling her opinion? That means he had his mind made up and treated his own employee like a jerk.

    Was she the same gal at 345 Park Ave who admitted they saw the Ray Rice tape, while Goodell claimed he didn’t? LOL

    It’s pretty clear to every educated adult out there, that this is a scorned lover situation, with a psycho girl trying to blackmail the guy or truly ruin him over revenge. VERY clear. Goodell isn’t stupid.

    Everyone except idiots, people who approve of Goodell’s cheating, and Goodell himself who wants to keep his 40+ million per year by winning over the majority of owners he needs to keep happy to repeat this visious cycle of constant cheating.

    Article 46 states absolutely nothing about concocting scandals for the purpose of appeasing a group of owners cheating another owner. Says nothing of the sort.

    That’s why all this funny business has occured over the past decade. If we learned anytthing from Framgate 2, it’s that Article 46 IS THE ACTUAL ADMITTED REASON as to why Goodell thinks he can help frame a player or a team.

    For 10 years, we didn’t know his reasoning, but his lying and framing of Brady, showed us his cards.

    How he was not fired after Ray Rice or lying about Brady, I have absolutely no idea, other than he knows too much about the corruption these owners are responsible for and they’re afraid he might say something to someone when he’s not an NFL employee anymore.

    It makes 100% no sense to see a guy help slowly bring down a multi billion dollar operation, with disastrous error over and over. I mean, this is an annual thing now.

    What’s next due this his deplorable leadership and management that a monkey could have performed better?

  79. dannyabramowitz says:
    November 14, 2017 at 2:30 pm
    Goodell’s record as Commissioner: Sold tickets to Super Bowl for seats that did not exist, lights went out at Super Bowl, Hall of Fame game cancelled because field melted before game, botched Bountygate and overruled by his predecessor, botched Ray Rice, botched Adrian Peterson, botched Deflategate, botched Ezekiel Elliott, overruled by numerous federal courts, wants 18-game season, wants team in London, wants football in the Olympics, botched referee strike, botched anthem protests.
    Has this guy done ANYTHING right? Go Jerry!

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    You forgot Framgate 1 (“Spygate”).

    2010:

    Bill Cowher: “You know, let me just say this: To answer your question, no, I don’t think so (it’s not an advantage for one team over another).
    I just know as a head coach, you are always looking for a competitive edge. We had people out there trying to look at signals. We had guys go to games. They would tape the signal caller and also write it down. They would take it back and match up the signals with the game film and certain defenses with certain plays that were being called, particularly the defenses being called, to see if we could come up with some kind of an alert for a signal. So, what they did with videotaping the signal caller, people do it with the people in the stands!!
    These people sitting there in the stands, looking at the signal, writing it down and matching up the 1st and 10 signal. Ok? Then you go back again and the 2nd and 10 and here’s the signal. You do that for a whole game.
    You then go back and match up the defenses with the signal. And you can come up with what the signal was.
    So, you don;’t need a video tape with what they were talking about doing. And people were doing it. WE were doing that. Everybody does that. You’re TRYING to gain a competitive edge. There is nothing wrong with that.
    That’s why baseball players go through the mirage of signals. They’ve got all these different codes. That’s part of the competitive spirit of the game. I think it’s totally overblown. I think if you get caught (signals compromised), then do what we did and go to wristbands, you are worried about it. We started putting defenses on wristbands. Then you find a way to not get caught (signals compromised). When your good at something and people try steal from ya, I think it’s flattering.”

  80. Other than being the commissioner during a time when the revenues doubled what has Goodell done. Goodell has made over $200 million. The owners have already voted to give him an extension. If I’m Goodell – I go to the owners and say fine – I’ll leave – just write me a check for $100 million and I’m out. They already have the framework of a deal in place – and I’m sure it’s more than $100 million. As things go bad – the owners aren’t going to blame themselves – he will get to continue to take the abuse for every little thing. So take the golden parachute and exit stage left. PS – $50 million is about what the CEO of a $10 billion company gets…

  81. 26 straight quarters without an offensive holding called on the opposing team. If you can’t see that this league is fixed and that Roger is sending checks to his refs you are blind.

  82. kpizzow says:
    November 14, 2017 at 2:47 pm
    Other than being the commissioner during a time when the revenues doubled what has Goodell done. Goodell has made over $200 million. The owners have already voted to give him an extension. If I’m Goodell – I go to the owners and say fine – I’ll leave – just write me a check for $100 million and I’m out. They already have the framework of a deal in place – and I’m sure it’s more than $100 million. As things go bad – the owners aren’t going to blame themselves – he will get to continue to take the abuse for every little thing. So take the golden parachute and exit stage left. PS – $50 million is about what the CEO of a $10 billion company gets…

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    Goodell was thrown out of the negotiating room in the summer of 2011. He failed.

    Bob Kraft finalized the deal Goodell profits from. Do your homework, please.

    You, me, a monkey could have worn a suit and hung out on 345 Park Ave since 2011, hugged 31 or 32 1st rd draft picks (Pats have had their stolen, TWICE), and the league still would have made its money based on the ink drying back in 2011, a contract Goodell has absolutely NOTHING to do with whatsoever.

  83. Jerry has a lot of faults…but he is a businessman and he understands what this Anthem issue is doing to the NFL which he has worked very hard over the last 30 years to create more value. All these owners that are upset owe their enhanced team value to Jerry. He has created NFL value via TV deals, exclusive sponsorships and stadium sponsorships. Some of these owners can’t get out of their own way.

    Jerry may not be right much when it comes to on-field decisions, but he is RIGHT about this issue.

  84. Also, CommaWaitingDeletion,

    Article 46 is only of value if the commissioner is someone with UNQUESTIONED integrity, so the position isn’t compromised.

    The day he lied TWICE about Ray Rice, is when that commissioner seat became compromised.

    It really should have happened in the Spygate fall out once we learned the Pats very little wrong there and we learned the stern punishment, distraction and defamation, was completely unfair.

    He did nothing to direct the narrative, destroyed tapes to protect other teams on those tapes doing exactly what NE was doing, to make sure his punishment wouldn’t seem odd, singling out the Pats.

    And, here we are…I’ve been on to Goodell for 10 years now. And when Jax moves to London and possibly the Bills to Beijing, I can say I told you so then, too.

    The writing is on the wall for these greedy losers.

  85. Jerrah is a arrogant, egotistical mad mad man. His defiance will ultimately sink his beloved the ship, the Dallas Cowboys. For all the money he has made, and he is a very astute business man, he is playing this one dumb.

  86. Outside of Ford and Nike who supported the protests against the United States by the NFL Employees, have to think the other sponsors are gearing up for some great bargains on their next contract. Can’t lose a third of your customers and charge the same rates.

  87. Scratch two zeroes off the salary and I’ll do it. I don’t even need healthcare for life, or a jet.

  88. tylawspicksix nails it all with his comments on Goodell. The only thing he forgot to mention along with the lies on Brady & Rice, as well as the railroading of Zeke, is the one game suspension of Josh Brown (Mara’s boy) …he didn’t count on it becoming public knowledge that Brown would show remorse and ADMIT to 19+ occasions of abuse…then he had to backtrack. This man is a horrible, pathetic liar and he has had ZERO to do with the revenue increases enjoyed by the NFL over the years…Jerry is the primary reason for that.

  89. sumkat says:
    November 14, 2017 at 11:08 am
    Please DO NOT force him out. I’m an Eagles fan, and I would be upset to find out that Jones is no longer there doing his best to sabotage the Cowboys chances of winning anything because there may be a slight chance he isn’t going to receive all the credit

    Would be hilarious to see him get stripped of a few picks though
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    At least Jones can show you rings HE won running a team….Yeah I know, but he hired Jimmy. Can the Eagles say the same?

  90. trollaw you are once again missing the point(s). The courts have decided the burden of proof for an inappropriate personal conduct event and the suspension arising from it are the sole purview of the commissioner. I think Goodell is a disingenuous scumbag without a shred of personal integrity and his very presence in the league office is an insult to the idea of a commissioner as a steward of the game. Rozelle must be turning over in his grave that clown shoes Goodell holds the title. None of that changes the simple fact of the Brady precedent. Brady’s suspension was upheld by the court in spite of the admission by the league there was no evidence and the acknowledgement that Goodell lied in his arbitration finding. The court even ruled that the doctrine of fundamental fairness doesn’t apply to a personal conduct suspension arbitration. If Brady couldn’t win when nothing even happened Elliott doesn’t stand a chance. That doesn’t mean that I think it’s right (I don’t)it simply means unlike you I can recognize an unpleasant reality.

  91. Goodell will go down as one of the Greatest Commissioners in history. He saved the NFL with his handling of Spygate. He punished the Golden Goose while allowing the owners to still make money of the Golden Goose. The same with Deflategate, punished the Golden Boy but still put money in the pockets of owners. Bountygate, he saved the owners millions of dollars and made the game safer. Ray Rice, he got it right by getting it wrong. Josh Brown, got it right and shamed the police in to giving up the documents they request the first time. Zeke Elliott, did not put a foot wrong and nailed it. Anthem, handled perfectly. And 31 owners agree with me.

  92. How am I biased?

    Dude…seriously. You approach every topic and response with “How is this Goodell’s fault?”

    I’d say more, but they won’t let it through.

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