Previously this week, we reported about how Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has been trying to oust current NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.
It comes as no surprise that the NFL has been experiencing quite a lot of problems since the protests started. People haven’t been happy with NFL players disrespecting the nation and the President as well. That is why they’ve stopped watching NFL games and they no longer buy tickets to go see the games.
At a time like this, owners have been wondering if there is even a way to justify Goodell’s proposed $212 million contract proposal. Since players continue to kneel during the anthem, team owners have to be careful about the future.
Reports by the New York Post say that “the owners are unhappy with Goodell for a few reasons beyond the anthem, including how the NFL handled the relocation of teams to Los Angeles and (still) the league’s bungling of the Ray Rice domestic violence case,” as well as the recent fiasco with Ezekiel Elliot’s six-game suspension for domestic abuse allegations.
What set Jones off was the way how Goodell handled Elliot’s case since Jones already made it clear that he will not tolerate any of his players kneeling for the anthem, reports Track Politics.
Last Thursday, there was a meeting between 17 team owners including Jones. Reports indicated that Jones was the one who primarily wanted to have Goodell’s contract delayed. He said that the delay will last until the national anthem disrespect is taken care of.
However, CBS Sports did report that Goodell’s contract has been approved. They wrote:
“Some in the league office expect that a formal announcement might not come until the week of the Super Bowl, when Goodell gives an annual state of the league press conference. At this point, coming out of last week’s owner’s meeting, which included a lengthy session with players and NFLPA head DeMaurice Smith, the NFL is trying to turn attention away from the protests and anything that might bring more negative attention to the league, and therefore it makes no sense to engage on the commissioner’s new contract right now.”
We approve of any actions taken in order to stop the national anthem protests. If that means Goodell’s contract will be on hold up, then so be it.
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