Since the latest developments in the Ray Rice domestic violence scandal unfolded, many have wondered if there would be an forced retirement for NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. Redskins owner Dan Snyder was the first to express full support for commissioner Goodell. Now Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is expressing the same sentiments.
“Roger has done an amazing job for the game and that’s where I’m going with this,” Jones said after the Cowboys’ win Sunday over the Tennessee Titans. “At the end of the day, there are a lot of issues, but it’s important to keep our eye on the game, the integrity of the game and what we want the game to be. Along the way there are going to be mistakes, and when we see them we need to correct them. The game itself is about making mistakes and understanding being contrite, and go out and fix them and do better and then come back and have some success then. And so we’re having those kinds of days.
“That’s not in any way to not say and express the seriousness that’s involved with domestic abuse. That’s terrible and serious and I’ll ensure you that everyone is uniform in doing what we can do to use the strengths of the NFL to influence that, and we can. I think our commissioner has said that, and I know he has 100 percent of support — it’s my understanding 100 percent of support — of all the owners.”
This isn’t much of a service. As Jerry Jones said, Goodell has made the NFL very lucrative for the owners. It looks like Roger Goodell is safe for now with the NFL owners.