Things got pretty intense during the owners’ meetings on Tuesday.
According to Seth Wickersham of ESPN, Robert Kraft and Jerry Jones got into a “heated exchange” over the structure of Roger Goodell’s new contract. Jones reportedly said to be the only owner in a 31-1 vote and told the Patriots owner, “don’t f–k with me.” Kraft replied, “excuse me?” with Jones answering back with by saying, “don’t mess with me.”
“Don’t fuck with me” Jerry Jones told Robert Kraft in today’s league meetings.
For the second time in five years, Jones is leading a charge against the way Roger Goodell is compensated.
— Seth Wickersham (@SethWickersham)
The measure still passed but it’s rare to see owners go at it like this.
Per the report, “this isn’t the first time Jones has been outspoken and opposed a new contract for Goodell, 63, and sources said his issue remains the same: the structure of Goodell’s compensation. In 2017, Goodell signed a new five-year deal that was different from his previous ones. Jones led a charge that restructured Goodell’s deal from mostly salaried to mostly bonuses based on performance. Several committees comprised of owners determine whether they feel Goodell has met goals and targets.”
This wasn’t the only big thing to come out of the owners meetings Jim Irsay was the first of owner to publicly come out and call for the removal of Washington Commanders owner Dan Snyder, “I believe there is merit to removing him as owner of the [Commanders],” Irsay told reporters. “There’s consideration that he should be removed.”
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