Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is reportedly ready to take the NFL, and some other owners to court.
The New York Times’ Ken Belson is reporting that Jones is threatening to sue the NFL and a few owners over Goodell’s upcoming contract extension.
According to Belson’s report, he was on a conference call with the owners of the Houston Texans, Atlanta Falcons, Kansas City Chiefs, New York Giants, New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers when he said that legal papers have been drawn up and will be served on Friday if plans for Goodell’s new contract aren’t thrown out.
Also included in this report is the name of the attorney that Jones hired, David Boies. He has recently done some work for the co-founder of Miramax, Harvey Weistein who is no longer with the company after many women have gone on the record with claims that he has sexually assaulted them.
Reports of Jones no longer being behind Goodell’s extension first surfaced in September. This was a few weeks after Goodell suspended Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott six games for violating the league’s personal conduct policy.
Elliott was suspended after the NFL’s year-long investigation into domestic violence accusations made against him by his former girlfriend, Tiffany Thompson. In October of 2016, Columbus, Ohio prosecutor decided not file charges in the case.
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