Cowboys quarterback Jerry Jones says the Commanders investigation is “politically biased” and calls the report “stupid.”
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones decided to break his silence on the investigation Washington commanders the franchise
Jones has rarely shied away from sharing his opinion publicly on a variety of related issues NFL.
During his weekly appearance on Dallas’ 105.3 The Fan, Jones said the recently released report by the US House Oversight and Reform Commission was biased.
“First of all, I hope our fans can see how politically biased this report is… This report won’t come out if Republicans are in Congress,” Jones said.
The millionaire has blamed former minority owners of the commanders the next potential sale of the franchise.
“It’s so stupid,” Jones added. “My point is that there’s bias all the way. There are stories behind the stories. The truth is, Mr. Snyder’s minority partners went to great lengths to try to sell him. He finally bought them. But that’s one of the many.”
Snyder bought out minority partners months before Congress began its investigation.
“And I was directly involved in a lot of the testimony,” Jones said. “I was one of the owners who looked at all the transcripts. That looked at all the messages. They looked at all the data. This lawyer is trying — he’s on a campaign — to stop being a female lawyer. settlements. When you have workplace settlements that’s another issue. But that’s why does that have the front it has.”
It is not clear which lawyer Jones was referring to.
Jones has a well-documented close personal relationship with Snyder and has previously defended the embattled owner. Jones mentored Snyder during his first seasons as Commander owner.
Jones and Snyder have been spotted vacationing with their families over the years. In 2010, they shot a commercial together.
Jones supported Synder when ESPN reported in October that the Commanders owner had told an associate he had had enough Information to “explode” JonesSeveral other NFL owners and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.
The Oversight Committee released a 79-page report Thursday alleging the NFL and the Washington Commanders covered up decades of sexual misconduct.
The commission said the investigation found “sexual harassment, bullying and other toxic behavior” spread throughout the Commanders organization, “perpetuating the culture of fear instilled by Snyder.”
Investigators also said Snyder “obstructed” the Beth Wilkinson probe and launched a “shadow” investigation into the sources of a Washington Post investigation. This was done in an attempt to block access to information that could implicate Wilkinson in wrongdoing, the report revealed.
Even if Jones continues to support Snyder, not all owners around the league are singing the same tune. in october Indianapolis Colts Owner Jim Irsay said there was “deserved” removing Snyder as owner.
The Commanders announced that Dan Snyder and wife Tanya Snyder had hired Bank of America Securities to explore a potential sale of the franchise.
According to Forbes, the Commanders are worth $5.6 billion.
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