Jerry Jones came under fire after video emerged of the Dallas Cowboys owner making a racially insensitive comment.
The organization released a statement, via Yahoo Sports:
“That comment was inappropriate. It’s not who I am, and I’m sorry.”
This comes after The Blast shared a video reportedly from 2013 when Jones said to a man, “Hey Jennifer, congratulations on the wedding. Now, you know he’s with a black girl tonight, don’t you?”
According to the report, the fan shared the video with a group of friends in light of Jones’ stance on national anthem protests.
“I do not think the place to express yourself in society is as we recognize the American flag,” Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones told FOX Business’ Cheryl Casone last week at a gala celebrating the 100-year anniversary of Forbes magazine. “So that’s not the place to do anything other than honor the flag and everybody that’s given up a little bit for it.”
Despite those statements, he’s never told players they will be fired, per Scout.
“I’m told no player has been threatened with a “you’re fired!’’ edict if he breaks ranks — but again, it is the intention of ownership and the team Leadership Council that the players’ effort be a bonded one, maybe even including the locking of arms during the Anthem. (Worth noting: I don’t dismiss the idea of a player interpreting the combined wishes of Jones and the Leadership Council as an “or-else edict,’’ even though that’s not their intent.)”
That stance appears not to have changed following Donald Trump’s explosive “get that son of a b***h off the field,” comments.
It also comes at a time when Jones is in a furious battle with the NFL over Roger Goodell’s contract extension. The timing is unmistakable.