Though guys like Cowboys owner Jerry Jones continue to insist that the players don’t need to see financial information to verify the league’s claim that profits are down, other teams have expressed a willingness to open the books.
The Broncos have said they’ll do it. And now the Bears have joined the two-team chorus. (Three counting the Packers, who are publicly owned and thus must disclose their financial information.)
“If the league feels, to get a deal done, they need to release [financials], we’re on board,” team president Ted Phillips told Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times. “I’m actually proud of how we operate our club. We think we do a good job, revenue-wise and expense-wise.”
This potentially implies that other teams may not be proud of their generation of revenue or their management of expenses.
And that’s potentially the truth.