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Cowboys owner leads uprising against NFL’s Roger Goodell – and hitting him where it really hurts

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It’s game on.

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is reportedly planning to smack NFL commissioner Roger Goodell where it hurts the most.

Goodell’s been heavily criticized for not stopping protests conducted by NFL players during the national anthem. The “take a knee movement” was sparked by cop-hating, now unemployable quarterback Colin Kaepernick, and has put the pro-football league in a bad light.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, left, and Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. AP Photo/Jim Mone

From the beginning, Goodell refused to enforce the rule stated in the NFL’s operations manual that clearly states “all players should be on the sideline for the National Anthem, and must stand attention, face the flag, hold helmets in their left hand, and refrain from talking.”

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Numerous players joined Kaepernick in protest, disappointing and disgusting legions of NFL fans and at least one team owner.

SANTA CLARA, CA – OCTOBER 23: Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers kneels for the National Anthem before their game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Levi’s Stadium on October 23, 2016 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Patriotic Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has been vocal about Goodell’s mismanagement of the escalating situation, and has reportedly lawyered up to block the renewal of Goodell’s lucrative NFL contract.

The New York Times reported:

Jerry Jones, the owner of the Dallas Cowboys, has escalated a feud with Goodell, threatening to sue the league and some fellow team owners over negotiations to extend Goodell’s contract, according to three people with direct knowledge of the situation.

Jones told the six owners on the league’s compensation committee last week that he had hired David Boies, the high-profile lawyer under fire in the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment case, according to the people, who declined to speak publicly about internal league matters.

 

Goodell currently rakes in a whopping, $40 million annually under his current contract, but if Jones has his way, he’d better be putting some away in savings.

LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 24: Baltimore Ravens players kneel for the American National anthem during the NFL International Series match between Baltimore Ravens and Jacksonville Jaguars at Wembley Stadium on September 24, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

The bold move indicates Jones is banking on support from other NFL team owners. Considering abysmal ratings and the public relations nightmare protesting players have caused for the National Football League as a whole, he’s probably right.

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