Roger Goodell was reported to be nearing an extension with the NFL to extend his deal through 2024. According to reports from Adam Schefter, Chris Mortensen and Pro Football Talk, Jones is holding up the deal.
According to the report, if it weren’t for Jones, a deal “could be done.”
Per Pro Football Talk, Jones previously worked his way into an unofficial member of the Compensation Committee, which has allowed him to speak his mind on issues regarding the way the league does business.
The Compensation Committee will have a call on Wednesday to discuss Goodell’s potential deal.
Jones has been pretty clear in the fact that he believes the NFL has suspended Ezekiel Elliott unjustly and without evidence. Elliott was accused of domestic violence just over a year ago, but he was never officially charged by a court of law. The NFL also suspended him without even interviewing his accuser, or Elliott himself, so Jones does have reason to be sceptical. Throw in the fact that the NFL’s lead investigator, Kia Roberts, actually recommended that the league didn’t suspend Elliott, and it would make sense if Jones perhaps feels some ill will towards Goodell.