Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones reportedly had a strong message for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell regarding the suspension of running back Ezekiel Elliott, according to ESPN.
Jones is reportedly very upset that Elliott was suspended for six games for a domestic violence issue and threatened “to come after” Goodell.
“I’m gonna come after you with everything I have,” Jones said. He then referred to the Deflategate scandal and Patriots owner Robert Kraft. “If you think Bob Kraft came after you hard, Bob Kraft is a p—y compared to what I’m going to do.”
As a result of the suspension for Elliott, Jones has threatened to hold up contract negotiations for Goodell as he seeks a new deal with the league. It has even reached the point that if the other NFL owners move forward with a new deal for Goodell, Jones has threatened to sue those owners. After Jones’ intentions went public, the league accused Jones of conduct detrimental to the league in a memo.
Jones reportedly felt “betrayed” by Goodell’s decision to suspend Elliott because Jones believes Elliott is innocent. While it’s easy to see why Jones is upset that his star running back was suspended, the league took a hard stance against the domestic violence accusations and suspended Elliott for six games. Although Elliott was never formally charged for the incident, Goodell has the authority to suspend him under the league’s personal conduct policy.
Elliott finally decided earlier this week that he would drop his appeal and begin serving his suspension. He will be eligible to return on Dec. 24 against the Seattle Seahawks. Until then, he has decided he will head out of the country and do some training to keep in shape until he returns.