Jerry Jones knows he can’t speak as freely as he used to to embattled Washington Commanders owner Dan Snyder because, in the words of 2 Chainz, “The Feds are Watching.” Jones kept it very real about the changes he has made in his communication with Snyder and much more about the potential departure of Snyder from NFL ownership.
“I would say we’ve had to be more formal in our conversations,” Jones told USA TODAY Sports. “We are not as cavalier as we might have been. Follow me? Don’t know who’s listening. Who is what? So we’ve had to be more formal.”
The fact that Jerry Jones took pictures and signed autographs at Fedex Field and Dan Snyder wasn’t even at the game tells you all you need to know about this season https://t.co/gO8N4GTMjf
— Tailgate Ted (@TailgateTed) January 9, 2023
Is that code for us not being our usual privileged selves and spewing out all the wealth-distributed opinions steeped in white privilege? Maybe we’ll never get the COINTELPRO-style NFL ownership ties because of Jones’ newfound cautious outlook on his relationship with Snyder. See the article : ‘Dirty Birds’ Open Practice | 2021 AT&T Training Camp Practice 9.
When news broke that Snyder and his wife Tanya had enlisted Bank of America to explore selling part or all of the franchise, many took Snyder’s exploration as the writing on the wall. After all, the factors surrounding his ownership have made living with the team in the Washington, D.C. suburbs uncomfortable.
There is toxic workplace behavior and sexual harassment from former cheerleaders and employees. Then the subsequent investigation by the House Committee on Oversight and Reform investigation into the allegations. That’s the federal problem. Locally, Washington, D.C., Attorney General Karl Racine filed a lawsuit alleging that Snyder and the NFL misled the public about the toxic workplace investigation. In addition, the email scandal sent former NFL coach Jon Gruden out of the league.
“He has the perfect storm,” Jones continued. “If he decided to go ahead, who could blame him? Or her? On top of that, he’s not the most beloved guy around, which I guess I can relate to a little bit as well.”
Jones was called to task for his past growing up in the segregated school system in Little Rock, Arkansas. An image of a young Jerry Jones standing in the middle of a rally to prevent the integration of North Little Rock High School where he was the quarterback sent ripples through the sports world and beyond. Although Jones explained away his presence at the rally as a curious kid observing what would become part of a more significant historical moment, some Cowboys fanbase lingered in disbelief.
In particular, LeBron James left “America’s Team” after Jones’ lack of support for the player’s kneeling and for what he felt was the media’s lack of coverage of Jones at the segregation rally.
The Pragmatic Mr. Jones
With so many issues swirling between both Snyder and Jones, he’s understandably cautious. See the article : Watch the 2022 Colts Cheerleaders Final Audition Showcase live on Colts.com or in person at Lucas Oil Stadium on Saturday, May 7.. For Jones, it’s about fiscal responsibility, self-preservation and the preservation of intangible assets that make NFL franchises tick.
“Is he worth my taking a sword? He’s not Al Davis. To me he is not, Jones continued. “My main thing about Washington is that I don’t want to hurt the ability to attract capital. With sponsors alone, you want people to queue up to be associated with the team. There are many natural things that will occur by themselves if you don’t mess with it.
“One of the strengths of the NFL is that when you’ve had, for whatever reason, ownership stumbles or gets tired or compromised, we have great capital available to us, new owners willing to put in. So, your future investment in the league needs not having people who are going to get into a (expletive) storm every time they walk out the door as potential owners. That’s going to keep them from coming in. We want to encourage people to come into league ownership.”
Jerry Jones knows that Dan Snyder’s actions are wrong for the league as a whole. He’s still figuring out the balance of staying in Snyder’s orbit while preparing for his potential departure.
What is the new logo for the Washington Commanders?
Now known as the Commanders, Washington’s primary logo is a stylized “W” in burgundy with a gold outline, staying true to the colors the franchise has used since its early days as the Boston Redskins. See the article : View the Bucs 2022 practice squad.
What is the Washington Redskins new name and logo? In 2020, the team responded to financial pressure in the wake of widespread recognition of systemic racism by retiring the name and logo. The team called itself the “Washington Football Team” before being renamed the Commanders in 2022.
What is Washington Commander’s new mascot? According to the team, Tuddy’s love for Washington football began when he was just a piglet.
What is Washington Commander’s new uniform? The team’s alternate uniforms feature a blacked-out jersey and pants combination, as well as an alternate black helmet. NFL teams can use different helmets after the league lifted the one-helmet rule. The commanders black helmet will have gold numbers on the side.
How many owners can an NFL team have?
No more than 25 people, including the general partner, can be in a franchise owner group. A succession plan is required to purchase an NFL team and is usually updated on an annual basis.
Why can’t NFL owners own other teams? The NFL scrapped a rule in 2018 that prevented controlling owners from owning non-NFL teams in markets containing other NFL teams.
Can multiple people own an NFL team? No one is allowed to own more than one team at the same time in the same league in the 4 major North American leagues. Many people/companies own a single team across the various sports.
What is the only NFL team to not have an owner?
Green Bay Packers: Green Bay Packers, Inc. The Packers are operated by Green Bay Packers Inc, a publicly owned, non-profit corporation with thousands of shareholders. They are the only publicly owned team in the NFL.
Do all NFL teams have owners? The NFL requires a controlling owner to have at least a 30% stake in the team and prohibits ownership groups of more than 24 people, or other publicly traded companies, from buying NFL teams; one team, the Green Bay Packers, is exempt from this under a grandfather clause and is owned by shareholders.
Has the NFL ever forced an owner to sell? As noted above, neither the NFL nor any other major American sports league has undertaken this process to remove an owner. Dan Snyder would likely point to a dangerous precedent for an owner losing his team.