Jerry Jones calls Commanders investigation “politically biased”

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Cowboys owner Jerry Jones hadn’t said much about the Congressional investigation of the Commanders. On Friday, Jones said plenty.

“First of all, I hope our fans see how politically biased this report is,” Jones said during his weekly Friday appearance on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas. “This report doesn’t even come out if the Republicans were in Congress.”

He’s right, but that outcome would also be politically biased.

“It’s that stupid,” Jones added. “My point is there is biasness all the way through. There are stories behind the stories. The facts are that Mr. Snyder’s minority partners really went out a long way to try and make him sell. He ended up buying them out. But a lot of this is that.”

In other words, Jones believes that the three minority partners (including FedEx founder Fred Smith) instigated all of this to hurt Snyder. The truth, however, is that they had cashed out months before Congress started its investigation.

“And a lot of the testimony I was involved first hand,” Jones said. “I was among the handful of owners that looked at all of the transcripts. That looked at all of the messages. That looked at all of the data. This attorney is trying to — is on a campaign, the woman attorney, to stop having settlements. When you have workplace settlements that’s another issue. But that’s a part of why this has the front that it has.”

It’s unclear which attorney Jones is specifically referring to. It is clear that Jones has a bias in favor of being able to write a check to make a workplace problem go away. That’s what he did in 2015 with the voyeurism scandal that remained under wraps until earlier this year — and that inexplicably has been ignored, by pretty much everyone.

The simple truth is that the Oversight Committee didn’t discover anything we didn’t already know. There was confirmation of various reports that had surfaced, but there was nothing that close observers didn’t already know.

Specifically, the Commanders had a toxic and hostile workplace for years. Snyder was ultimately responsible for it. Snyder was directly accused by at least two employees of misconduct. Former team executive Bruce Allen was involved in email exchanges with Jon Gruden that were not appropriate, for a variety of reasons. The league buried the results of the Beth Wilkinson investigation.

The Committee investigation brought extra attention to the situation. That’s something the NFL doesn’t want, whether as it relates to the Commanders or the Cowboys or any other NFL team.

31 responses to “Jerry Jones calls Commanders investigation “politically biased”

  1. Of course it’s biased. But that doesn’t mean the fundamental problems with Snyder and the Commanders don’t exist. Or didn’t exist at the time.

    It’s not like a cabal of Jerry’s sycophants, fan boys, and enablers wouldn’t be biased either. They’d just sweep it under the carpet like all the other transgressions they’ve committed over the years.

  2. More likely that Jones and the NFL want this to go away because it will be a very bad look for both parties if the complete set of facts come out.

  3. Everyone’s fallback position for being held accountable is that it’s political. And then they lie about it, keep claiming the lie is the truth, and then blame someone else for the divisiveness and backlash they cause.

  4. The Committee investigation brought extra attention to the situation.
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    I’d prefer the committee investigate where SBF’s $16 billion dollars disappeared to.

  5. We understand Jerrah. Like most of the uber wealthy they just want to be able to write a fat check to make any problem go away.

  6. Looks like Mr. Snyder does have something on ole Jerry. That or he has is own skeletons.

  7. Jerry Jones is a self-made man. What he has made of himself diminishes with every statement he makes.

  8. When Jones and Snyder are gone ,the NFL will be soooo much better….ownerwise

  9. Just shut up Jerry. If they didn’t do anything wrong, they wouldn’t have to worry about it. Just shows that you prefer people who cover up things to those who just do it the right way. Disgusted as a Cowboys fan.

  10. jonathankrobinson424 says:
    December 9, 2022 at 2:07 pm
    When Jones and Snyder are gone ,the NFL will be soooo much better….ownerwise
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    Give me an example of what would be better?

  11. I remember back when acting like a persecuted victim when getting caught for things you’d done was considered weak and unmanly.

    But then again that was way back in 2016.

  12. I agree with Jerrah. This investigation by the left is meant to score political points with the PC base, it is nothing more than that.

  13. So the truth coming out is good only if it is not biased? Jerry coulnd’t make it any plainer the disdain he has for our nations institutions.

  14. Even if the partners had cashed out months before Congress started its investigation, they still might have planted the seeds for the investigation before they left.

  15. My God it must be hard for Cowboy fans to have to put up with this old coot’s silly ramblings! He brought the scumbag Snyder into their all-white rich man’s club, so now Jeurud feels he needs to defend the creep. I guess Jones figures as long as someone is old, rich and white no matter what a despicable human being the guy is Jones needs to defend him. Clearly he and Snyder feel their money allows them to treat women as toys and all they have to do when they get caught is just pay people off to look the other way. Well too bad your right wing buddies AREN’T in charge yet, Jurrud, because THIS Congress is shining the spotlight on your sleazy protege Snyder. Good for them!

  16. “the woman attorney” – interesting that he feels the attorney’s gender is important to call out.

  17. If Jerry knew then what he knows now, he probably would have run for president. Probably would have won, too.

  18. c’mon Jerry, get with the program. you’re supposed to say the report is fake news, put out by a committee on a witch hunt the likes of which the world has never seen before.

  19. Regarding the Gruden emails…who had anything to gain by doing that? Someone had it out for him…I know Gruden and Allen are pals. Was it Snyder? If so, why? As a warning to Goodell and others that he can make things bad for them too?

  20. gohawks7 says:
    December 9, 2022 at 6:28 pm
    Regarding the Gruden emails…who had anything to gain by doing that? Someone had it out for him…I know Gruden and Allen are pals. Was it Snyder? If so, why? As a warning to Goodell and others that he can make things bad for them too?

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    Who cares. Gruden got exposed like he deserved for his abhorrent views.

  21. Snyder,Jones and all but a few NFL owners are corrupt,racist sleazeballs as is Jolly Roger Goodell.

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