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Some owners discussing invoking forced forfeiture of Cowboys

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The likelihood of the league being able to force Jones out seems extremely low. But the divide amongst owners to the point that this could begin to be discussed could be a very bad sign for business dealings for the league heading forward. With the CBA looming in a few short years, the owners being on drastically different pages could make a potential messy situation a whole lot worse.

 

From the article within:

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A league source with knowledge of the situation tells PFT that multiple owners already have been discussing the possibility, which flows from Article VIII of the NFL’s Constitution & Bylaws. Specifically, Section 8.13 authorizes the Commissioner to determine that an owner “has been or is guilty of conduct detrimental to the welfare of the League or professional football.” If the Commissioner believes the available sanction (a $500,000 fine) is “not adequate or sufficient,” the Commissioner may refer the issue to the NFL’s Executive Committee, which has the power to compel “[c]ancellation or forfeiture of the franchise in the League of any member club involved or implicated,” with a directive to sell the team.

It’s obviously an extreme outcome, and it surely would trigger years of litigation. But the possibility has emerged primarily because Jones has opted to take family business outside the family. As the source explained it, the primary affront comes from the belief among owners that Jones instigated Papa John’s CEO John Schnatter to disparage the NFL, blaming league leadership for ratings declines and, in turn, a reduction in Papa John’s revenues.

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Never going to happen.  There is a higher chance that Jerry Jones becomes commissioner than the NFL being able to force Jerry out.

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Al Davis did way more to piss off the other owners and he was never forced out.  This article is dumb.

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This will never happen obviously it's a nice article to get them clicks though.

Plus Jones would immediately fold and give into whatever the NFL wants if they ever tried to do this seriously.  

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Doubt this happens either but anybody else think this is just other owners telling Jerry not to sue the NFL?

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Yea, good luck with that. They're not pushing Jones out. He'll take the entire league down with him.

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