Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is apologizing after a 2013 video surfaced of him making a racially charged joke.
The Blast posted the exclusive video on Friday. The website says a white man asked Jones to record a video for his fiancé at the Warwick Hotel in Dallas in 2013.
Jones responded by saying. “Congratulations on the wedding. Now, you know he’s with a black girl tonight, don’t you?”
Jones apologized shortly after the video's release. He said. “that comment was inappropriate. It's not who I am, and I'm sorry."
The website says it just got the video because the man who recorded it shared it with friends, given the "current climate" of the NFL.
The Blast’s report went online just hours after an ESPN report with eye-opening information about Jones' fury over the Ezekiel Elliott suspension for domestic violence allegations.
The ESPN report says on the weekend of Jones' hall-of-fame induction in August, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell had made up his mind to suspend Elliott but didn't say anything to Jones to spoil the mood. In fact, Jones talked about Elliott avoiding a suspension while in Canton.
Instead, when Goodell called days later to tell Jones, ESPN says Jones paused then responded, referencing Patriots owner Robert Kraft and the deflategate scandal.
Jones said. “I'm gonna come after you with everything I have If you think Bob Kraft came after you hard, Bob Kraft is a p***y compared to what I'm going to do."
Jones did not talk about it directly in a radio interview on Friday. Yet, he did discuss his lawsuit threat to block Goodell's contract extension.
“It would be madness to think that everything I’m doing isn't in the best short and long-term interest of the NFL,” Jones said. “I love this league and I love this game.”
Others aren't so sure Jones is taking the right approach as his clash with the league intensifies. The NFL already sent his attorney a letter saying his conduct is detrimental to the league. The league could sanction Jones over it with fines or the loss of draft picks, like what happened to the Patriots after deflategate.
Jones also weighed in on reports he could be forced to forfeit the team. He called those claims ridiculous.