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NFL: Jerry Jones is hurting the league

5 stunning stats about the NFL A group of NFL owners are accusing Jerry Jones of “damaging the league.” Jones, who owns the Dallas Cowboys, is locked in a bitter feud with the owners of other teams over NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s contract extension. A lawyer for the NFL’s compensation committee, which is responsible for negotiating Goodell’s extension, sent a letter to Jones’ attorney on Wednesday urging the Cowboys owner to support the committee and not “attempt to sabotage” its efforts. The letter, of which CNNMoney obtained a copy, said ...

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Jones 'conduct detrimental' to league, NFL says

11:06 PM ET ESPN news services NEW YORK — The Associated Press has obtained a letter sent by the NFL to Jerry Jones’ attorney accusing the Dallas Cowboys owner of “conduct detrimental to the league’s best interests” over his objection to a contract extension for commissioner Roger Goodell. The letter, which accuses Jones of sabotaging the negotiations, was sent to David Boies on Wednesday. Jones hired Boies and threatened to sue the NFL if Goodell’s contract extension was approved by the compensation committee, made up of six owners. All 32 ...

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Report: Owners tell Jones to nix Goodell fight

3:50 PM ET ESPN.com news services The NFL’s Compensation Committee has given Jerry Jones a cease-and-desist warning in response to the Dallas Cowboys owner’s threat to sue the league over contract extension talks with commissioner Roger Goodell, according to The New York Times. The committee issued the warning to Jones after holding a conference call Monday to discuss Goodell’s potential extension, according to the Times. Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank released a statement Monday, saying that the committee is still working toward an extension for Goodell and disputing Jones’ assertion ...

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No alternative but to sack Carl Sargeant says Carwyn Jones

Media playback is unsupported on your device First Minister Carwyn Jones has said he had no alternative but to sack Carl Sargeant following allegations about his conduct. Mr Sargeant’s body was found on Tuesday, four days after he was dismissed as communities minister and suspended from the Welsh Labour party. It is understood he took his own life but Mr Jones said he had acted “by the book” over the matter. He said he would try to provide answers which Mr Sargeant’s family deserved. There has been criticism of the ...

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OTL: Jones threatens to sue NFL over Goodell

6:45 PM ET Don Van Natta Jr. Close ESPN Senior Writer Member of three Pulitzer Prize-winning teams for national, explanatory and public service journalism Author of three books, including New York Times best-selling “First Off the Tee: Presidential Hackers, Duffers, and Cheaters from Taft to Bush” 24-year newspaper career at The New York Times and Miami Herald Seth Wickersham Close ESPN Senior Writer Senior Writer for ESPN.com and ESPN The Magazine Joined ESPN The Magazine after graduating from the University of Missouri. Although he primarily covers the NFL, his assignments ...

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Sources: Jones, owners try to halt Goodell deal

9:11 AM ET Chris Mortensen Close NFL reporter ESPN Senior NFL Analyst Joined ESPN in 1991 George Polk Award winner; Twice nominated for Pulitzer Prize Adam Schefter Close ESPN Senior Writer ESPN NFL Insider Joined ESPN in 2009 Former president of the Pro Football Writers of America and the author of four books Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was a leading voice among 17 owners on a conference call Thursday to discuss the possibility of further delaying commissioner Roger Goodell’s pending contract extension, sources involved with the call told ESPN’s Adam ...

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UFC strips Jones of title, reinstates Cormier

11:48 PM ET The UFC reinstated Daniel Cormier as its light heavyweight champion Wednesday night, in the wake of Jon Jones‘ failed drug test prior to UFC 214 in July. The announcement was made shortly after the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) officially changed the result of Jones’ third-round TKO victory over Cormier on July 29 to a no-contest. In an appearance on UFC Tonight, Cormier (19-1) suggested he didn’t want the title back at first, but ultimately was going to fight for the belt either way and accepted reinstatement ...

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White: Jones failed drug test from UFC 214

11:17 PM ET UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones failed a drug test ahead of his championship win over Daniel Cormier at UFC 214 last month in Anaheim, California, UFC president Dana White confirmed to ESPN on Tuesday. White denied that the UFC has stripped Jones of the title, as TMZ reported. In a statement released Tuesday, the UFC said Jones’ failed test stemmed from an in-competition sample that was collected at his weigh-in July 28, the day before his fight against Cormier. According to TMZ, which was first to ...

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Cormier congratulates Jones, 'thankful' to ref

1:36 AM ET ESPN.com news services In making his first public comments since he relinquished the light heavyweight championship at UFC 214 by falling via knockout to Jon Jones on Saturday night, Daniel Cormier posted a statement via Instagram thanking his supporters and lauding Jones with praise for his victory. Cormier’s statement also included an apology to referee John McCarthy, who called the fight in the third round after Cormier staggered backward and then around the cage with Jones in pursuit and took a vicious head kick and a series ...

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