Roger Goodell to fine Jerry Jones millions for challenging contract, report says

Roger Goodell to fine Jerry Jones millions for challenging contract, report says

Roger Goodell to fine Jerry Jones millions for challenging contract, report says

The fine will be the latest move in an ongoing feud between Goodell and Jones, who had threatened to sue the league and his fellow owners over the commissioner's contract negotiations. Jones also lobbied loudly for running back Ezekiel Elliott to not be penalized, and reportedly tried to influence league officials deciding his case.

Elliott was facing domestic abuse charges. Jones will be ordered to pay all the legal fees on both sides of the issue associated with the case, the insiders say.

The biggest fine ever handed out by the league was $1 million, and the NFL has done that twice.

The root of the discipline was Jones' challenging of Goodell's contract extension and public opposition to the six-game suspension for Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott for violating the league's personal conduct policy.

So what do these provisions mean, as it relates to the effort to collect more than $2 million from Jones? The NFL's arbitrator upheld the suspension on appeal, and Elliott and the NFLPA took it to court.

After Elliott was suspended, Jones continued to support him.




The Washington Post first reported Tuesday that Jones had requested the hearing, and that it would be before Goodell.

In November, Jones said he was prepared to sue the six owners serving on the league's compensation committee. The members are the owners of the Kansas City Chiefs, Atlanta Falcons, New York Giants, New England Patriots, Pittsburgh Steelers and Houston Texans.

Soon after Elliott exhausted his appeals, Jones hired Boies, who has over the years represented the NFL.

Resolution FC-6 specifically relates to any effort by "any member club or any entity controlled by any direct or indirect owner of an interest in a member club" that becomes involved in litigation against the National Football League or any of the member clubs.

Rich and Ted talk about the NFL competition committee considering changes to the league's controversial catch rule.

And when Goodell's five-year extension, which could be worth up to $200 million, was finalized during the owners meetings in December in Irving, the two men engaged in an obligatory hug following the closing press conference.

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