There have been reports that the NFL’s owners might try to oust Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones from his position due to his issues with commissioner Roger Goodell’s possible extension. Jones is threatening to sue the NFL over Goodell’s extension because he is reportedly asking for lifetime use of a private jet and almost $50 million over the life of his next contract. However, it appears that the worst Jones could see is a fine from the league according to another anonymous owner.
The owner spoke with Mark Maske of the Washington Post and pretty much agreed with Jones that it would be “ridiculous” for the league to take a team away from an owner. He also said that the most the league would do is fine Jones.
“I don’t know where this is coming from about stripping him of his franchise,” the unnamed owner said. “That’s ridiculous. That’s not going to happen. . . . If he files a lawsuit, he could be subject to attorney fees and maybe a fine.”
Another report has surfaced this week saying that some other owners have joined Jones in trying to slow down the Goodell extension as well. So there could very well be some splitting between owners on not only what to do with Goodell, but also what to do with Jones should his antics go too far and become an actual detriment to the league.
[h/t Pro Football Talk]