Jerry Jones Accused of Conduct Detrimental to National Football League by Owners in Letter

Jerry Jones

Jerry Jones

"With due respect, we urge Mr. Jones to drop his misguided litigation threats and media campaign to undermine the Committee's mandate", said the letter sent from National Football League attorney Brad S. Karp to Boies, a copy of which was obtained by The Washington Post.

The key phrase, "conduct detrimental to the league", is a sign that sanctions could be in the works for the outspoken owner.

The Cowboys had no comment when reached by The Dallas Morning News on Wednesday.

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has dropped his appeal of a six-game suspension over alleged domestic violence.

The 75-year-old Jones has owned the Cowboys since 1989 and has overseen three Super Bowl titles.

The NFL's strong language and strong language implies they may consider punishing Jones for his actions under Section 8.13 of Article VIII of the NFL's Constitution & Bylaws, a possibility multiple owners have already discussed, Pro Football Talk reported Sunday. All 32 owners voted unanimously in May to let the committee finalize a deal with Goodell. He first threatened to sue a week and a half ago and was promptly stripped of his non-voting committee role as a result.

The league, in a letter from one of its attorneys to Jones's lawyer, David Boies, says that Jones's "antics" are "damaging the League and reflect conduct detrimental to the League's best interests".

"We've got all the time in the world to evaluate what we're doing", Jones said.

In a radio interview earlier this week Jones said that his possible removal from the league is "ridiculous".

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