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    Jerry Jones hires lawyer and threatens to sue over Roger Goodell extension

    Frank Schwab
    Shutdown CornerNov 8, 2017, 3:49 PM

    Jerry Jones isnít happy with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell anymore, and the feud might get ugly for the NFL.

    According to the New York Times, the Dallas Cowboys owner has hired lawyer David Boies (who finds himself involved in the Harvey Weinstein scandal) and has threatened to sue the league and some team owners over the negotiations over Goodellís contract extension. The Times reported there was a conference call with Jones and the NFLís compensation committee ó owners from the Chiefs, Falcons, Giants, Patriots, Steelers and Texans ó and Jones told them legal papers were drawn up and would be served this Friday unless the committee drops its plan to give Goodell an extension. Goodellís contract expires after the 2018 season.

    While nothing has happened yet, itís a growing issue for the league.

    While there are plenty of criticisms of Goodell, including questions about television ratings and much of the attention for this season on player anthem protests, itís easy to wonder if Jones is getting back at Goodell for suspending his star running back Ezekiel Elliott. The NFL suspended Elliott six games in August over an alleged domestic violence incident, after Jones was adamant there was no evidence against him. Elliott has continued to play while the issue works its way through the courts, but Jones still seems to have turned on Goodell over the suspension. The New York Times report said the threats over Goodellís extension ďstems from Jonesís anger over the commissionerís suspendingĒ of Elliott.

    Goodell has faced heat from the outside, but it has been rare to hear any owners rip him publicly. The league has grown to unprecedented financial success under Goodell. But with so many negative off-field stories dominating the action on the field recently, the tide seems to be turning.

    Goodell and the NFL did what it thought was right in suspending Elliott. In doing so, it seems the commissioner made a very powerful enemy.

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    Boozeman: "Jerry isn't gonna do shit." /quote

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    No wonder we haven't been getting holding calls for weeks.

    The league has known this is up.

    Same as in 1995. Here we go.

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    People keep complaining we’re not getting holding calls. We’re leading the league in sacks. Maybe because people aren’t holding against us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by midswat View Post
    People keep complaining we’re not getting holding calls. We’re leading the league in sacks. Maybe because people aren’t holding against us.


    Right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by midswat View Post
    People keep complaining we’re not getting holding calls. We’re leading the league in sacks. Maybe because people aren’t holding against us.
    You would think if we are winning at the line that often teams would do everything they possibly could to stop us, up to and including holding us.
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    What in the world would he actually sue them for? He can't sue just because they don't vote the way he'd like.

    Or he could, but I don't see on what grounds he'd win.
    2014=2009, 2015=2010?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoDak View Post


    Right.
    If people were holding against us and the refs were just not calling it because omg goodell mara conspiracy! then how would a team and a defensive coordinator who has struggled to generate sacks forever finally lead the league in sacks?

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