The empire has begun to strike back against Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.
Hill and Davison noted that because Goodell is set to maintain his position for 18 months, Jones doesn't think there is a need to rush the extension.
Jones' announcement comes in the wake of news regarding the suspension of Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott, who was punished by the NFL for violating the league's personal conduct policy.
Belson's latest article also mentions something that PFT has consistently reported, and that others in the media have pooh-poohed: Some owners believe that Jones instigated Papa John's CEO John Schnatter to publicly disparage the league during a recent earnings conference call, blaming reduced corporate revenues on the NFL's current controversies and ratings declines.
It is not clear whether Jones would follow through on his threat of litigation.
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However, Nehls also specifically cited the "offensive language" on the truck as a cause for concern. Others said they didn't want their children forced to see profanity on the road. "They smile.
Profootballtalk.com reported Sunday night that the league and owners could attempt to force Jones to sell the franchise.
According to people familiar with the work of the compensation committee, it intends to complete its extension with Goodell. "Regardless of what may have been reported, the Committee is working within the financial parameters outlined to the ownership at the May meeting".
Blank is the head of the NFL's Compensation Committee, and is one of the key players in Goodell's negotiations.
Blank, according to a report Sunday by Sports Illustrated writer Peter King, was "shocked" and "disappointed" by Jones' threat to sue the league, telling the Cowboys owner, "We may have differences, but this is not the way we resolve them".
Jones has an issue with the contract extension and the power of the commissioner.