Report: Jerry Jones whacked for breaking gag order

Jerry Jones was drilled with a six-figure fine for violating the NFL’s gag order on talking about Collective Bargaining Agreement negotiations.

According to Chris Mortensen at ESPN, the league didn’t take kindly to Jones remarking on September 4 that, “Right now, we are subsidizing [the Minnesota] market. It’s unthinkable to think that you’ve got the market you — got here 3 1/2 million people — and have teams like Kansas City and Green Bay subsidizing the market.  That will stop.  That’s going to stop. That’s on its way out.”

While a gag order is a gag order, the league no doubt feels Jones’ statements were even  more in need of stifling because they reveal a schism among ownership about revenue sharing. With the NFLPA making a big deal about owners needing to have their own house in order during the 2006 CBA negotiations, the union will certainly seize on this apparent discord again.

On Friday, the league hinted to Liz Mullen of SportsBusiness Journal that Jones may be fin line for a fine.

Turns out that he was.

22 responses to “Report: Jerry Jones whacked for breaking gag order

  1. VoxVeritas says:
    September 10, 2009 10:02 AM
    Sure, like they’re going to do anything to piss off the one NFL owner with the money, influence, and balls to build a $1.2 billion stadium in a wrecked economy, along with the ability to fill it up with paying fans.
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    The season just started, and already your predictions are wrong……Nice call Jackass…..LOL

  2. Fike Mlorio-
    You, sir, are what the southern people call an
    ig-nor-a-mous…
    P.S. your screen name lacks originality…

  3. Jones should refuse to pay. All he did was tell the truth. Teams in small markets like the Packers should not be forced to supplement the income of teams that don’t have a clue how to market themselves, i.e. the Vikings. Move them out of that football wasteland and force Wilf to sell to somebody that has an idea of how to run a business, problem solved.

  4. Jerry was correct, honest, and forthright.
    There is no reason small market teams shouldhave to subsidize the vikings year after year because people do not support the franchise.
    When the first home playoff game in many years only draws 61,000 to the game their is something very wrong with the vikings marketing to a customer based that large.
    Jerry is not against small markets that pull their weight. He is against large markets having their weight pulled by small ones.

  5. “…VoxVeritas says: September 13, 2009 11:21 AM
    Jones should refuse to pay…”
    I’d pay to see that show.
    Jerry Jones, he’s just Al Davis without the talent.

  6. Vox
    When you talk of a waste land you must be talking about Texas
    We could lower our federal taxes by giving it back to Mexico
    Zigs not a bad owner its MN
    Do you the Difference between MN and Canada
    In Canada Moose Head is beer in MN it is a minor crime

  7. “The season just started, and already your predictions are wrong……Nice call Jackass…..LOL”
    That doesn’t mean much coming from a guy that never had the balls to make a prediction in the first place, eunuch.

  8. “We could lower our federal taxes by giving it back to Mexico”
    Texas is a tax donor state, you incredible dumbass. That means that it pays more to the federal government than it gets from the federal government.

  9. That doesn’t mean much coming from a guy that never had the balls to make a prediction in the first place, eunuch.
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    I predict that you will be wrong again….In some way shape or form….As you always are……..That good enough? I didn’t know it took balls, to literally spend your time sucking on them…..Once again, you act as if your this all knowing cowgirl insider, but basically, just a troll….You know the old Lincoln saying……”Better to remain silent, and thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt”….

  10. Jerry is a guenius….whats a little six figure fine compared with setting expectations on how he is tired of subsidizing the badly run franchises.
    The NFL must stop its socialist ways. Good move Jerry.

  11. mustbechris says:
    September 13, 2009 12:57 PM
    every time Florio posts a story about Jerry Jones, the lightning-shaped scar above Vox’s vagina throbs.
    __________________________
    I laughed out loud.

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