Jerry Jones has been at the forefront of quite a bit of NFL chatter in recent days, with a significant emphasis coming when he stood in firm opposition to national anthem protests by essentially daring members of the Dallas Cowboys to stand for the anthem under penalty of banishment. To that end, a bombshell story emerged from Seth Wickersham and Don Van Natta Jr. of ESPN on Friday and, while a lot of attention was paid to the words of Houston Texans owner Bob McNair, Jones was painted in an interesting light as well.
The entire piece is certainly worth a read when it comes to breaking down Jones’ thoughts and actions, but there is one headliner. In short, the ESPN report indicates that Jones and Washington owner Daniel Snyder harbor ill will toward 49ers owner Jed York for one particular reason. That issue? Jones and Snyder “felt that if (York) had forced Kaepernick to stand a year ago, this crisis could have been averted.”
This is, of course, missing the point entirely and the ownership duo has been sharply criticized since this snippet was unearthed. Given Kaepernick’s convictions, it is entirely possible that he would have defied any order to that end and, even if he didn’t, this has morphed into an entirely different issue at this point.
Jerry Jones remains in the news, but this one isn’t going over well with good reason.