The League's ownership has been and will continue to be fully apprised of the Committee's work, as the Committee Chairman reaffirmed on Monday.
Several things have been written already about the ongoing showdown between Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, but none have been as in-depth or satisfying as the long piece authored by ESPN's excellent Don Van Natta Jr. and Seth Wickersham.
The NFL has no clear successor to commissioner Roger Goodell should he decide to leave or be driven out by irritated owners during a contract renegotiation, prompting at least one owner to contact National Basketball Association commissioner Adam Silver.
The letter accuses Jones of sabotaging the negotiations in the latest round of the escalating feud between Jones and Goodell. Adds Jones: "This is not the time for the League to undertake massive contractual obligations which are inconsistent with the League's performance". One would have to presume these details revolve around an ESPN report that Goodell wanted $49.9 million per year and lifetime use of a private jet.
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Jones, who has threatened to sue other National Football League owners should they move forward with negotiating a new contract for Goodell, told Goodell his intentions after the commissioner informed Jones that Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott would be suspended for six games for domestic violence issues.
The notion has only been entertained, per Florio, because of "the belief among owners that Jones instigated Papa John's CEO John Schnatter to disparage the NFL, blaming league leadership for ratings declines and, in turn, a reduction in Papa John's revenues". Elliott ended his legal fight on Wednesday with five games remaining.
The letter was sent to Jones' attorney, David Boies, who Jones hired recently to try and ratchet up the tension on the NFL.
In May, Jones voted in favor of extending Goodell's contract.