A lawsuit over Goodell's contract could be very costly for Jerry Jones

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"I've had discussions with the committee chairman, but received no 'notices", Jones said Tuesday morning on radio station KRLD in Dallas. Which is fitting, given that the lawsuit would arise from Jones' objection to the many millions to be paid to Commissioner Roger Goodell under his next contract.

There is thought that Jones' motivation comes out of anger with Goodell giving Dallas' star running back Ezekiel Elliott a six-game suspension that he finally started serving last week.

Jerry Jones has refuted the New York Times report that he has been issued a cease-and-desist warning from the six NFL owners on the compensation committee in response to Jones reportedly threatening to sue the league and the owners on the committee.

In any case, Jones has done more than just ruffle feathers around the National Football League, he's outright upset many owners (and, undoubtedly, the commish).

"If somebody is asserting that or thinking about that kind of thing, they're not knowledgeable on how things work in the National Football League".

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Goodell is seeking the use of a private jet for life as part of his new five-year compensation package from the league's owners, ESPN reported Sunday. Goodell has 18 months left on his current term and a lot to prove in the NFL's troubled 2017 landscape.

Meanwhile, Falcons owner Arthur Blank, the compensation committee's chairman, doesn't appear to be taking Jones' advice.

The league could take a range of steps, including fines, docking draft picks and even suspending Jones, according to several people with knowledge of the situation. Goodell's contract is set to expire after the 2018 season.

The criticisms around Goodell focus on his bungling of the league's domestic violence policy and the Bountygate and Deflategate controversies. He'll miss three more games before his next schedule court date on December 1.

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