Hot reads: Jerry Jones won't turn down heat on Goodell extension

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Rather, Jones has said that he is trying to make Goodell's contract talks more transparent in light of what he calls recent missteps by the league office, including how it has handled the protests by players.

The New York Times reported on Monday that the league's compensation committee sent Jones a cease-and-desist warning.

A league source with knowledge of the situation tells PFT that multiple owners already have been discussing the possibility, which flows from Article VIII of the NFL's Constitution & Bylaws.

Jones, who accused committee chairman and Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank of misleading owners on "critical facts" about the contract talks, preached patience in the extension process for Goodell, who he said has served between 60 to 65 percent of his current contract.

The Dallas Cowboys owner said in an interview Tuesday with 105.3 The Fan in Dallas that he has no plans to retract his threat of suing the National Football League and some owners on the compensation committee over concerns about a Goodell contract extension.

Jones on Tuesday suggested that he won't back down. If Jones can rally more support, his stance against Goodell may still take several more turns. Jones had been a nonvoting member of the committee until he was thrown out after threatening to sue the members. "The negotiations are progressing and we will keep ownership apprised of the negotiations as they move forward".

The Compensation Committee now consists of Falcons owner Arthur Blank, Chiefs owner Clark Hunt, Giants co-owner John Mara, Patriots owner Robert Kraft, Steelers owner Art Rooney II, and Texans owner Bob McNair.

The fight between Jones and the committee has raised the tension in other ways. Specifically, Section 8.13 authorizes the Commissioner to determine that an owner "has been or is guilty of conduct detrimental to the welfare of the League or professional football". The NBA successfully forced former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling to sell in 2014 after he was caught making racist remarks on tape.

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