Jerry Jones apologizes for “inappropriate” comment

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Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has apologized for a racially insensitive comment from four years ago that surfaced this week.

“That comment was inappropriate,” Jones said, via Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “It’s not who I am, and I’m sorry.”

Gossip website posted the 2013 video of Jones at the Warwick Melrose Hotel in Dallas after a man with a smart phone asked the Cowboys owner to offer congratulations to his fiancee.

“Jennifer, congratulations on the wedding. Now, you know he’s with a black girl tonight, don’t you?” Jones said, looking into the camera and laughing.

Hall of Fame cornerback Deion Sanders defended Jones.

“I won’t cast judgment on one moment when a joke went south, to capture who this man represents in a lifetime commitment of love and compassion to all ethnicities,” Sanders said, via Hill. “He has gone beyond the call of duty of being an NFL owner for people of all ethnicities and backgrounds, and I know this to be a fact. A joke that was intended to add humor at the request of a fan in a light-hearted moment was taken totally out of intent. I’m sorry we’re in this state of mind as a country, but if you’re looking for a racist, Jerry Jones is not that guy.”

32 responses to “Jerry Jones apologizes for “inappropriate” comment

  1. Let’s line him up in front of a wall and shoot him…or we could just pass it off as a stupid comment made in a moment of indiscretion and we can all move on.

  2. That was funny. Props to Jerry for making a joke that his black or white players would make without hesitation.

  3. Wow, this is someone (an NFL owner, Goodell, access to NFL security) firing a shot over the bow at Jerry, and possibly Snyder. You wanna fight Jerry? Don’t say we didn’t warn you. My guess is they got a whole lot more ammo and this is just a taste. The timing is not a coincidence. My money is on Mara. This is billionaire mafia at its finest.

  4. Jerry being Jerry after a few drinks it looked like. He had to say the word “wedding” twice. Shouldn’t have said it, but really doesn’t need to apologize for trying to be funny either.

    However, when Deion is your character witness, that is not a good thing. He needs a better wing man!

  5. That’s all you have, Goodell? If anything it was a compliment towards black women. And the black guy who was STANDING RIGHT NEXT TO HIM seemed to think it was funny.

  6. he could have said anything in the joke (a pretty girl, a brunette, a flirty girl…all would work with the joke), but chose to comment on race. 4 years ago, probably w/alcohol does not so much matter. He realized he made a mistake, acknowledged it, and apologized, just like when he did not stand for the anthem. I am fine with moving on.

  7. Next will be a report of Jerrah going to strip clubs when he was 22 years old, single and working in the oilfield.

  8. We are witnessing the end. Players protesting, owners dividing, nflpa and league office a joke. Fans and sponsors pist. And the commish is a complete tool hated by all the above, and he’s the guy in charge. Switching to ladies volleyball. Buying my ucla jacket now. See yah

  9. The Clippers players didn’t laugh off their former owners remarks, where it can be argued he was set up. But he was forced to sell his club. So what’s the difference?

  10. mrbiggstuff says:

    White people dont think racism exists

    The intellect of leftists on display.

  11. mrbiggstuff says: November 17, 2017 at 7:35 pm
    White people dont think racism exists
    Sure it does, just not exclusively with any one race, or near as often as you SJW would like to believe. All you guys got is the old racist hammer, so every place you look will be full of racist nails.

  12. The incident wouldn’t have been an issue had he had just said “another woman.” There was no reason to state it the way he did. Maybe it wasn’t racial in tone but with everyone offended these days about everything, you can’t say stuff like that.

  13. Jones is narcissistic and an egomaniac. He went from befriending Kraft to becoming jealous of the owner that took the lowest valued franchise in the NFL, a perennial loser, and turned it into a winner that challenged the Cowboys for the highest franchise value. Thinking this was his year to win a super bowl, only to see the Patriots rebound from a slow start and his SB chances crumble, he now lashes out not only at both Goodell and Kraft but at the whole NFL.

  14. PFT does a disservice to its readers by not posting Jone’s remarks about Robert Kraft. They are relevant and speak to his character.

  15. So this was from 4 years ago…but he recently threatened his players that took a knee. Yes, I see a connection.

  16. Not a fan of Jones or Sanders for that matter, However, I agree with Sanders about the “state of mind of this country”. It’s already beyond ridiculous.

  17. baldbuc says:
    November 18, 2017 at 2:47 pm
    Not a fan of Jones or Sanders for that matter, However, I agree with Sanders about the “state of mind of this country”. It’s already beyond ridiculous.

    I’m glad your type think the state of the country is ridiculous – FINALLY white men are uncomfortable.

    Your kind have made women and people of color incredibly uncomfortable for a couple of centuries.
    Karma coming for you now. You can feel that you are quickly losing your place in society. Black people dominating sports and entertainment, Chinese and Indians dominating engineering and medicine.

    Ya’ll got a huge head-start but EVERYONE has gained on you – and you know it.

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