Jerry Jones is arguably the most-outspoken owner in the NFL. His mouth is going to cost him.
The NFL reportedly plans on issuing a massive, seven-figure fine to the Dallas Cowboys owner. The fine is a result of his comments made about the league's owner, Roger Goodell.
Jones was outspoken in his opinion of the league's commissioner. He reportedly attempted to de-rail extension talks for the commissioner.
Now, a massive punishment is coming.
From the New York Times:
With the support of many N.F.L. owners, Commissioner Roger Goodell is prepared to escalate his public feud with Jerry Jones, the owner of the Dallas Cowboys and long one of the most influential people in the league, by fining him millions of dollars for his efforts to derail negotiations to renew Goodell’s contract and for his outspoken defense of a star player who was suspended, according to five league officials with direct knowledge of the situation.
The punishment will be issued in the coming weeks by Goodell, who will declare that Jones’s actions were detrimental to the league, which rarely shows such acute signs of acrimony among owners and the commissioner’s office. Goodell has been reluctant to be seen as exacting retribution for the way Jones tried to sabotage his contract talks, but he was urged to bring the penalties by several owners who believed that Jones had crossed an unspoken boundary by threatening his colleagues.
This would be the biggest fine in NFL history, if it is in excess of $1 million. The biggest fine in league history was the $1 million fine handed down to San Francisco 49ers owner Edward Debartolo, Jr. in 1999 "for conduct detrimental to the NFL, after DeBartolo who pleaded guilty to a felony in his role in a Louisiana gambling scandal."
The Cowboys have yet to comment.