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Sports Jerry Jones: 'Laughable, Ridiculous' to Think Owners Could Force Him Out

22:06  14 november  2017
22:06  14 november  2017 Source:   si.com

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Dallas Cowboys owner /general manager Jerry Jones said it's " laughable " and “ ridiculous ” to suggest that NFL owners could force him out as the team's owner . Jones ' comments come after a Pro Football Talk report that said multiple owners were discussing possibly removing Jones as controlling

Dallas Cowboys owner /general manager Jerry Jones said it's " laughable " and “ ridiculous ” to suggest that NFL owners could force him out as the team's owner .

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is honored along with his teammates from the 1964 team prior to the game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Arkansas Razorbacks at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium on Oct. 11, 2014 in Fayetteville, AR.© Nelson Chenault/USA TODAY Sports Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is honored along with his teammates from the 1964 team prior to the game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Arkansas Razorbacks at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium on Oct. 11, 2014 in Fayetteville, AR. Dallas Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones said it's "laughable" and “ridiculous” to suggest that NFL owners could force him out as the team's owner.

Jones' comments come after a Pro Football Talk report that said multiple owners were discussing possibly removing Jones as controlling owner of the Cowboys because of his dispute concerning a contract extension for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

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Dallas Cowboys owner /general manager Jerry Jones said it's " laughable " and “ ridiculous ” to suggest that NFL owners could force him out as the team's owner .

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones calls report NFL could force him to sell team ' laughable ,' ' ridiculous '. The Washington Post reported that if Jones is guilty of conduct detrimental to the league, he could be fined, the team could lose draft picks and Jones could face discipline.

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"I've had not one inkling of communication from the league office or any owner that would suggest something that laughable, ridiculous, and that's about where that is," Jones said on 105.3 The Fan.

The Washington Postreported that if Jones is guilty of conduct detrimental to the league, he could be fined, the team could lose draft picks and Jones could face discipline, to include suspension.

A report in The New York Times stated that cease-and-desist warning was issued to Jones after conference call with the NFL compensation committee.

Jones also said that it is not true that he has a person in mind to replace Goodell.

On Monday, Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones told the same radio station that the reports were "laughable," adding that the team did not take the report seriously.

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Dallas Cowboys owner /general manager Jerry Jones said it's " laughable " and “ ridiculous ” to suggest that NFL owners could force him out as the team's owner .

Dallas Cowboys owner /general manager Jerry Jones said it's " laughable " and “ ridiculous ” to suggest that NFL owners could force him out as the team's owner .

"He has 18 months (left before the contract expires)," Jerry Jones said. "We've got all the time in the world to extend him. We need to slow this train down."

Jones also did not back off his stance of suing the league if Goodell is granted an extension.

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