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Jerry Jones reportedly makes a move to stop contract extension for Roger Goodell

Jerry Jones reportedly makes a move to stop contract extension for Roger Goodell

An already turbulent NFL season could get a lot bumpier.

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, angry about the impending suspension of Ezekiel Elliott, reportedly has hired a high-profile attorney to fight a contract extension for Commissioner Roger Goodell.

Jones, among the league’s most powerful owners, informed the six owners on the compensation committee that he has hired attorney David Boies and is prepared to sue if the group votes to extend Goodell’s deal, according to two individuals speaking on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the topic. Goodell’s contract expires March 31, 2019.

The New York Times was the first to report Jones’ actions.

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