Jerry Jones 'laughs' in the face of National Football League attacks

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According to the New York Times, the owners who make-up the NFL's Compensation Committee, have sent Jerry Jones a cease-and-desist letter telling him to stop his efforts to block Commissioner Roger Goodell's contract extension.

NBC's Pro Football Talk reported Sunday that multiple owners have discussed the possibility of using the nuclear option - the NFL's executive committee has the power to force an owner out for "conduct detrimental to the welfare of the league" - on the rogue owner.

In his weekly appearance on 105.3 The Fan Tuesday, Jones called that report "laughable". Which is fitting, given that the lawsuit would arise from Jones' objection to the many millions to be paid to Commissioner Roger Goodell under his next contract.

On Saturday, committee chairman Arthur Blank of the Atlanta Falcons removed Jones as an ad-hoc, non-voting member of the committee due to his threat to sue. "If somebody is asserting that then they are not knowledgeable about how things work in the National Football League".

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Jones' maneuvers have escalated one of the worst fissures in decades in the normally clubby ownership group.

Goodell's current deal expires after the 2018 season and the committee is negotiating with Goodell for a new five-year deal that would run through 2025.

Elliott was originally suspended by the NFL on August 11 for violating the league's personal conduct policy over domestic violence allegations dating back to 2016. We've got all the time in the world to evaluate what we're doing.

Many observers say Jones is blocking the contract extension and holding it hostage in retaliation for Goodell giving Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott a six-game suspension after his ex-girlfriend accused him of domestic violence. "We do not intend to publicly comment on our discussions". "We need to slow this train down".

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