NFL likely to fine Dallas Cowboys owner

ANI | Updated: Feb 27, 2018 14:23 IST

Washington D.C [USA], Feb 27 (ANI): National Football League (NFL) Commissioner Roger Goodell has said he is prepared to fine Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones for conduct inimical to the league.

The New York Times quoted NFL officials, as saying that Jones tried to derail the extension of Goodell's five-year contract arguing that Goodell is being overpaid. He also charged Goodell with defending suspended running back Ezekiel Elliott in spite of the latter being charged with domestic assault.

The proposed fine is expected to be imposed on Jones in the coming weeks.

The NFL Commissioner is under pressure from several team owners to impose penalties on the Cowboys owner for crossing the line.

Jones is required to pay all legal expenses that the compensation committee suffered while defending itself and the amount the NFL paid to defend its decision to suspend Elliott. (ANI)