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Jerry Jones, owner of the National Football League’s (NFL) Dallas Cowboys – who has opposed Commissioner Roger Goodell’s support of player protests of the National Anthem at games – has, reportedly, retained a high-profile lawyer to sue the league and select owners who want to extend Goodell’s contract.

Jones has David Boies, an attorney who has worked for sex-scandal plagued Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, NFL insiders have told The New York Times:

“Jerry Jones, the owner of the Dallas Cowboys and one of the N.F.L.’s most powerful figures, has escalated his feud with Commissioner Roger Goodell, threatening to sue the league and some fellow team owners over negotiations to extend Goodell’s contract, according to two people with direct knowledge of the situation.”

“Jones told the six owners on the league’s compensation committee last week that he had hired David Boies, the high-profile lawyer under fire in the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment case, according to the people, who declined to be speak publicly about internal league matters.”

Jones has publicly opposed Goodell’s willingness to allow players to disrespect the National Anthem by kneeling, sitting or raising a fist while it is played at games:

“Jones has also been the most vocal owner to urge players to stand for the national anthem. Jones and other owners are upset that Goodell has not done more to stop players from kneeling or sitting during the anthem. The issue exploded into a national debate when President Trump took aim the owners for not forcing the players to stand.”

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