Jerry Jones “keeping a very close eye” on Kareem Hunt case

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Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has never made a secret of the fact that he thinks the NFL was overeager to discipline running back Ezekiel Elliott, who was suspended six games last season over a domestic violence case accusation that Elliott denied and that never resulted in an arrest or criminal charges. Now he’s interested to see how the NFL handles the latest domestic violence case it’s facing.

Jones said today on 105.3 The Fan that he is monitoring the Kareem Hunt case and wants to know how the NFL is going to handle it.

“Yes, keeping a very close eye, and have a very keen interest in how this plays out. It’s a challenging area of what we’re about . . . everyone has zero tolerance for domestic abuse,” Jones said.

It’s hard to see how Jones can say everyone has zero tolerance for domestic abuse when multiple NFL teams have signed players after domestic abuse allegations hit. That includes the Cowboys, who signed Greg Hardy after he served a suspension for domestic violence.

Jones has a point if he thinks the NFL has been inconsistent in its handling of domestic violence, and that Elliott was treated more harshly than other players with similar accusations. But Jones has been inconsistent in his handling of domestic violence as well.

67 responses to “Jerry Jones “keeping a very close eye” on Kareem Hunt case

  1. The Cowboy’s had Greg Hardy on their roster at this point so I’m not surprised to hear this at all.

  2. 6 games or hit the road Goddell. Winston should’ve had 6 automatically! Get it right or deal with the best owner in sports

  3. We have *zero tolerance for domestic abuse.

    *Disclaimer: zero tolerance herein as stated by Jerry Jones is solely defined as tolerance equivalent to the accused’s level of talent.

  4. Does it matter what happens? The NFL already knew about this before the world found out and did nothing. What if he gets less, same or more of a punishment than Elliott? Let’s say it’s the same or less what can Jerry do about it. If he says anything they will fine him for being out spoken.

  5. WHY DO PEOPLE HAVE SUCH A HARD TIME UNDERSTANDING THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DOMESTIC ABUSE/DOMESTIC BATTERY and a Simple matter of Battery on another person? Do they not know what the word DOMESTIC MEANS??

  6. Mr. Toes-On-The-Line (while he watches with his hat on) is fine with violence against women?

  7. “. . . everyone has zero tolerance for domestic abuse”

    If ‘everyone’ does indeed have zero tolerance for domestic abuse then apparently not everyone has the same definition of what constitutes it.

  8. ongislandcowboysfan33 says:
    December 4, 2018 at 11:35 am
    6 games or hit the road Goddell. Winston should’ve had 6 automatically! Get it right or deal with the best owner in sports
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    We already saw how Roger Goodell had to deal with your so called best owner in sports Jerry Jones. Didn’t that turn out with a large fine and total Humiliation for Jerry the big blowhard in the Zeke case. I think this time Jerry if he has any sense at all will keep his big mouth shut even if that proves impossible for him.

  9. Jerry Jones being inconsistent with how he’s handled domestic abuse in the past is irrelevant here. The NFL suspended his player for 6 games without as much as a criminal charge, and against the recommendations of its own investigative team. Anything less than a year suspension for a case of assault that is caught on video is proof that the NFL had an axe to grind with Jones and the Cowboys when it comes to the Elliott suspension.

  10. Zero tolerance my arse, do they actually think we’re that stupid?

    By the way, a clown is a clown, money or no money, and this guy is a walking clown show.

  11. natedoggpd says:
    December 4, 2018 at 11:40 am
    WHY DO PEOPLE HAVE SUCH A HARD TIME UNDERSTANDING THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DOMESTIC ABUSE/DOMESTIC BATTERY and a Simple matter of Battery on another person? Do they not know what the word DOMESTIC MEANS??

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    So what is your point? If it was not “Domestic” then it was ok for Hunt to assault a woman?

  12. Just wanted to repost this so everyone could have a good laugh. Again, this is why everyone hates fraud cowboy fans, cowboy fans from Dallas are largely exempt as they hate people like this also. IF they make the playoffs, IF…they’re not getting past the saints or the rams for one. For two, it’s been years (over 20) since the cowboys were relevant to the point they are a threat to win anything and now you’re going for 2 Super Bowls because you beat the saints on a night they were barely able to tie their own shoes? lol team is a joke, the d is solid but the rest is fraudulent

    gibson34 says:
    December 4, 2018 at 11:52 am
    grab him as we are going to the SB for the next 2 years…..HOW BOUT THOSE COWBOYS!!!

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  13. natedoggpd says:
    December 4, 2018 at 11:40 am
    WHY DO PEOPLE HAVE SUCH A HARD TIME UNDERSTANDING THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DOMESTIC ABUSE/DOMESTIC BATTERY and a Simple matter of Battery on another person? Do they not know what the word DOMESTIC MEANS??
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    They are the same people who thought Y2K was a computer virus and refer to acts of terrorism as accidents. You can’t teach them anything.

  14. myvietnamwasfightingtheclap says:
    “It’s a challenging area of what we’re about…” Wtf does that even mean? Stop asking him stuff.
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    While I certainly agree with your comment, do you really believe Jerry would stop talking just because other people stopped asking him questions?

  15. SWFLPC.INC says:
    December 4, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    natedoggpd says:
    December 4, 2018 at 11:40 am
    WHY DO PEOPLE HAVE SUCH A HARD TIME UNDERSTANDING THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DOMESTIC ABUSE/DOMESTIC BATTERY and a Simple matter of Battery on another person? Do they not know what the word DOMESTIC MEANS??

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    So what is your point? If it was not “Domestic” then it was ok for Hunt to assault a woman?

    Geez……….this is as bad as the idiocy in not understanding the difference and huge distinctions between one crime and the next.

    The point is nothing along the lines of it is ok to hit anybody. No one can really be ignorant enough to believe this was remotely the point being made.

    Again, the point is what Ray Rice did, what Greg Hardy did, and many others, is strike someone they were in an intimate relationship with (in other cases, or had been in an intimate relationship with).

    What Hunt did is strike someone, period, and you can draw your own conclusion as to which is worse. I am not insinuating either way, as each situation can be judged on its own merit. . And again…hitting someone period, without the consent like a player on the field is giving, is wrong.

    Words mean things. I am sure this woman wouldn’t want the added indignity of being further victimized by idiots saying she is in an intimate relationship with Hunt.

  16. SWFLPC.INC says:
    December 4, 2018 at 12:00 pm
    natedoggpd says:
    December 4, 2018 at 11:40 am
    WHY DO PEOPLE HAVE SUCH A HARD TIME UNDERSTANDING THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DOMESTIC ABUSE/DOMESTIC BATTERY and a Simple matter of Battery on another person? Do they not know what the word DOMESTIC MEANS??

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    So what is your point? If it was not “Domestic” then it was ok for Hunt to assault a woman?
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    No, that’s not his point. The point is get the story right. If someone is arrested for robbery, you don’t say they were arrested for kidnapping.

    Assaulting a person with whom you have no relationship is not domestic violence. It doesn’t make it any less criminal, but there is a difference.

    GET IT RIGHT.

  17. How has Jones been inconsistent? He’s obeyed the NFL discipline of both Elliott & Hardy and otherwise made decisions on them within all current NFL guidelines.

    I don’t recall him having a player who’s committed domestic abuse while in the Cowboys’ employ.

    If the league has a discipline process that is anything besides “one strike and you’re out of the league forever”, then employing someone who has been involved in domestic violence in the past is not inconsistent.

    I think what the league, and society, needs to move to is a mature attitude that this is a problem that needs working on, not just a reflexive lifetime ban. There should be punishment, a process for restitution, and a path-back process just as there is with every other type of violation.

  18. Exactly why is jerry “clown” jones looking at this case in particular? Does he have a particular scumbag in mind that he thinks that case might help him sign?

    Owning an nfl franchise is a license to print money. Yes Jerrah has made a lot of money (who wouldn’t have) but what exactly has he done for fans of the team except constantly embarrass them? And don’t sling any crap about the cowboys’ success during the early days of his ownership, guys like Jimmy Johnson were the reason for that.

    The cowboys have been 2-9 in playoff games since 1996 and one of those wins was a massive fluke.

  19. SWFLPC.INC says:
    December 4, 2018 at 12:00 pm
    natedoggpd says:
    December 4, 2018 at 11:40 am
    WHY DO PEOPLE HAVE SUCH A HARD TIME UNDERSTANDING THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DOMESTIC ABUSE/DOMESTIC BATTERY and a Simple matter of Battery on another person? Do they not know what the word DOMESTIC MEANS??

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    So what is your point? If it was not “Domestic” then it was ok for Hunt to assault a woman?

    How about not minimizing Hunt’s actions by trying to categorize them as “domestic” abuse. Some people sure do live and think in binary. Life is full of shades.

  20. The NFL suspended his player for 6 games without as much as a criminal charge

    There is precedent. See Ben Roethlisberger and his 6 game suspension sans any charges. I believe Kenny Britt was also suspended without criminal charges.

  21. Maybe Jerry should understand that what Kareem did was assault and what Elliott did was called domestic violence. Two completely different crimes. The optics of a girl being assaulted makes it look bad but the charges are the same regardless of it being a man assaulted or a women..

  22. gibson34 says:
    December 4, 2018 at 11:52 am
    grab him as we are going to the SB for the next 2 years…..HOW BOUT THOSE COWBOYS!!!
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    Why would he want to watch the SB from the stands?

  23. Great article. Here’s a theory. Jerry is out for compensation (draft picks, $$, etc…) But I don’t think he’d get any. It seems as if Jerry isn’t as powerful in this league as he once was. He should be. Deadspin exposed how Jones basically brought the Rams to LA. And spearheaded, Oakland to Las Vegas. For what it’s worth I think Vegas will work out just fine. Other than it being a flown blown sign of the Apocalypse.

  24. Domestic Abuse has to have some form of relationship. When you push down and kick a stranger who is female it’s assault not Domestic Violence. He’s a scum bag for sure but lets make sure we get the right kind.

  25. Hunt’s case is violence against a woman, not domestic violence since the victim is not related to Hunt. Reuben Foster’s case is, indeed, domestic violence. Just to be clear.

  26. The NFLs own female investigator who researched Elliott, stated his accuser was NOT credible and she would not recommend suspension for Elliott. Keystone Cop Goodell levied 6 days. Can’t wait to see what happens here

  27. I’m not a fan of Jerry Jones ownership style, but I am a Cowboy fan. Any article about the Cowboys and Jerry Jones unleashes the Cowboy haters. It’s just a sad fact.

    However many are missing the point Jerry was making. He interested in how the NFL will handle the Hunt incident. The NFL has been highly inconsistent in the way they handle these cases. That is Jerry point. Nothing was done with the Rice incident until the video surfaced. The same can be said with Hunt incident. Yet his RB got a 6 game suspension without any proof one way or the other on what actually did happen. There wasn’t a video involved, so it became a she said, he said thing. That why the police didn’t charge either party. They coundn’t.

    I think NFL’s fan are also curious on how the NFL will handle the Hunt incident. There needs to be consistency from the NFL. Whether you like it or not, that was Jerry’s point!

  28. No offense but the US judicial system has been inconsistent on DV. So have F500 companies. Small business. Families. Etc. I don’t like it but until we believe that ALL LIVES MATTER, being alive and how you live them? The NFL isn’t the problem.

  29. Nobody in the world reasonably believes Zeke was guilty of any form of physical abuse against that woman. Yes, there are people that display confidence in their stance without actually knowing any of the details. But the people that even know the most basic details surrounding it know that nothing happened.

    If you do believe he did it but you are open to learning more, I highly recommend a quick perusal of the official police report (publicly available) which contains a ton of testimony, evidence, text messages, etc. Read that for 5 minutes and see if you still believe that Zeke was guilty of assault.

  30. topnflfan says:
    December 4, 2018 at 1:45 pm
    The NFLs own female investigator who researched Elliott, stated his accuser was NOT credible and she would not recommend suspension for Elliott. Keystone Cop Goodell levied 6 days. Can’t wait to see what happens here
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    That whole farce was tainted by Giants super-fan Lisa Friel, who was also responsible for the pathetic 1-game suspension that known serial domestic abuser Josh Brown received.

  31. alongthegulf says:
    December 4, 2018 at 1:56 pm
    I’m not a fan of Jerry Jones ownership style, but I am a Cowboy fan. Any article about the Cowboys and Jerry Jones unleashes the Cowboy haters. It’s just a sad fact.

    However many are missing the point Jerry was making. He interested in how the NFL will handle the Hunt incident. The NFL has been highly inconsistent in the way they handle these cases. That is Jerry point. Nothing was done with the Rice incident until the video surfaced. The same can be said with Hunt incident. Yet his RB got a 6 game suspension without any proof one way or the other on what actually did happen. There wasn’t a video involved, so it became a she said, he said thing. That why the police didn’t charge either party. They coundn’t.

    I think NFL’s fan are also curious on how the NFL will handle the Hunt incident. There needs to be consistency from the NFL. Whether you like it or not, that was Jerry’s point!
    ———————-

    Hunt should have already been suspended for 6 games minimum. Not sure what more the NFL needs to see.

  32. This owner allowed a player (Josh Brent) to hangout on his sideline right after he killed a teammate (Jerry Brown) while driving drunk. Screw anything this guy has to say about what’s right and wrong.

  33. Do any of you people understand what you are even talking about? Always think you know more than anyone and most of these comments are idiotic.

  34. “everyone has zero tolerance for domestic abuse”

    And if you believe that Jerry has several bridges he’s like to sell you too

  35. So help me out – if some one is guilty of domestic abuse (horrible when they are), does that mean they should never work anywhere again, or just pro sports?

    Just asking. Y’all act like this issue is somehow unique to sports, or at least, that athletes should be held to a higher standard than everyone else.

  36. jfmod says:
    December 4, 2018 at 2:58 pm
    So help me out – if some one is guilty of domestic abuse (horrible when they are), does that mean they should never work anywhere again, or just pro sports?

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    Well for starters they should serve some time in prison. After that, they should be free to seek whatever employment they desire keeping in mind that some employers may deem it unwise to hire a person who would assault another person. No employer is obligated to hire anybody.

  37. People above said it before, but I don’t think this is domestic, where the victim feels trapped in a relationship with an abuser because they live together. This seems like straight up assault or battery.

  38. LOL!

    There is Zero Point Zero chance Kareem Hunt goes to Dallas. Zeke won’t be happy splitting his carries and neither will Hunt because their money isn’t as BIG when their stats start to fall due to the other guy eating into each other’s production. As a free agent, Hunt’s agent won’t allow it either.

    Hunt to Indianapolis and pairing with Luck IS intriguing though as would be Philadelphia with Wentz or Chicago as the centerpiece of Nagy’s offense similar to Gurley in LA.

    Really looking to see where he ends up.

    On the other hand, if he ends up in some place like Buffalo or Detroit his career is over.

  39. Just ban Hunt for life and make that the standard. You hit, assault, abuse, whatever you want to call it, you’re out for life. No getting re-signed. No second chances. No nonsense. How many people get through their entire lives without assaulting someone else? Cut the crap and act accordingly or go be the whatever you were destined to be if it wasn’t for sports.

  40. ramrene says:
    December 4, 2018 at 5:40 pm
    LOL!

    There is Zero Point Zero chance Kareem Hunt goes to Dallas. Zeke won’t be happy splitting his carries and neither will Hunt because their money isn’t as BIG when their stats start to fall due to the other guy eating into each other’s production. As a free agent, Hunt’s agent won’t allow it either.

    Hunt to Indianapolis and pairing with Luck IS intriguing though as would be Philadelphia with Wentz or Chicago as the centerpiece of Nagy’s offense similar to Gurley in LA.

    Really looking to see where he ends up.

    On the other hand, if he ends up in some place like Buffalo or Detroit his career is over

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    Since he’s a FA, he’ll go wherever he wants.

  41. Damn y’all he played 12 games for Dallas after serving his suspension of a year and 4 games the following year.. the cowboys took a chance on him and then they cut him effectively ending his career. He was not rehabilitated like they had hoped.

    I’m all against this stuff too but at the same time if someone serves their suspension they should be allowed back in the league. Dallas gave him his shot and he screwed it up. Everyone commenting on this would be sobbing if their employer fired them or suspended them for something not work related. Nobody blames Carolina for keeping him on the roster since he was charged in May of 2014..

  42. jman967 says:
    December 4, 2018 at 12:37 pm
    The NFL suspended his player for 6 games without as much as a criminal charge

    There is precedent. See Ben Roethlisberger and his 6 game suspension sans any charges. I believe Kenny Britt was also suspended without criminal charges.

    How naive. You don’t get that they knew what Ben did and just because a witness bails, by free will or by force/threats or $$, doesn’t mean it didn’t happen. He can go cry on Brady’s shoulder. Letting Ben walk would have caused a firestorm among players of other races watching this guy get off scott free.

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