Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has asked for a special league meeting with NFL owners to talk about commissioner Roger Goodell’s contract extension negotiations.
According to a Wall Street Journal report, Jones sent a letter to ownership suggesting a meeting in New York on Nov. 28. He wants to discuss the negotiations, oversight of the compensation committee handling Goodell’s deal and date of a vote on the extension.
A special league meeting has already been scheduled for Dec. 13 in Irving, Texas.
In the letter, Jones writes that the league “has undergone unprecedented upheaval in the last two years, including a significant decline in television ratings, increased advertiser discontent, high-profile litigation concerning player suspensions, and decreasing ticket sales.”
“This is not the time for the League to undertake massive contractual obligations which are inconsistent with the League’s performance,” the letter says.
Jones has threatened to sue the league if the committee approves an extension for Goodell, saying it should be reviewed and approved by all owners.
Earlier Wednesday, The Associated Press obtained a letter written for the NFL’s compensation committee in which Jones is accused of sabotaging the negotiations. According to the Wall Street Journal report, Jones’ letter cites the “severe threats of retaliation” made against him because he has questioned the process.