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‘Excuse me?’ Jerry Jones swears at Bob Kraft

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It appears the honeymoon is over, at least for Robert Kraft.

Just days after his surprise wedding ceremony in the Big Apple, fellow NFL titan Jerry Jones reportedly hurled a few choice words at the Patriots owner.

“Don’t (expletive) with me,” the Dallas owner said, according to ESPN.

“Excuse me?” Kraft then replied.

“Don’t mess with me,” Jones countered.

agaiDallas Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones. (AP/File)It all came as NFL owners voted 31-1 (guess who voted no?) to permit the league’s compensation committee to negotiate a new contract for commissioner Roger Goodell. The was Tuesday and now the f-bomb has gone viral.

Goodell, who attended Kraft’s wedding Friday night, has been awarded a bonus based on financial indicators that the Cowboys owner believes are “too vague and not connected to a strict set of financial goals and metrics without a more rigorous review,” ESPN reported.

That didn’t seem to bother any of the other owners.

The Cowboys and Patriots remained quiet yesterday as the curse report gained traction across the country.

The Patriots (3-3) face the Bears on Monday Night Football — and the Cowboys (4-2) go up against the Lions on Sunday.

Kraft and Jones won’t go head-to-head unless they both make it to the Super Bowl.

But the owners may have more to get stressed about soon. The league has been investigating allegations of sexual misconduct and financial impropriety against Washington Commanders owner Dan Snyder.

Removing Snyder would be unprecedented and requires 24 votes from the other owners.

“It’s something we have to review, we have to look at all the evidence and we have to be thorough and it’s something that has to be given serious consideration,” Colts owner Jim Irsay said this week.

“I believe in the workplace today, the standard that the shield stands for in the NFL, that you have to stand for that and protect that. I just think once owners talk among each other they will arrive at the right decision.” he added. “Unfortunately, I believe that’s the road we probably need to go down and we just need to finish the investigation, but it’s gravely concerning to me the things that have occurred there over the last 20 years.”

A person familiar with the thinking of several owners told The Associated Press that they agree with Irsay and have serious concerns about the allegations against Snyder. The person, who spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the conversations are private, said a group of owners believe Snyder’s dismissal would be best for the NFL and the other 31 teams. The person doesn’t know if 24 owners would vote to remove Snyder, but momentum is building against him.

Goodell cautioned owners to reserve judgment until the investigation is completed.

“There’s no reason for there to be any speculation at this point in time or discussion until we have the facts. That was my message to ownership,” Goodell said. “Speculation without facts is not a very positive thing to do. I think everyone deserves to have the facts and to make sure those decisions are made with facts, and the membership will have that opportunity.”

The Commanders released a statement saying the Snyders will not sell the team.

Associated Press contributed to this story.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. (AP/File Photo)
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. (AP/File Photo)

 

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