Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones wasted little time in avoiding a new potential scandal.
A video was given to The Blast that featured Jones making a racially insensitive comment at a Dallas hotel in 2013. A Cowboys fan asked him for a message for his fiancee. Jones obliged them.
“Jennifer, congratulations on the wedding. Now, you know he’s with a black girl tonight, don’t you?” Jones said.
Jones released an apology on Friday.
“That comment was inappropriate,” Jones said, via ESPN’s Todd Archer “It’s not who I am, and I’m sorry.”
There is a lot on the Cowboys owner’s plate these days. He has been trying to put the brakes on NFL commissioner Roger Goodell’s contract extension, and will have a special session about it with the other owners at the Dec. 13 owners meetings.
ESPN’s Don Van Natta Jr. and Seth Wickersham also released a report Friday that leads with Jones’ reaction over the phone when he was notified by Goodell in August that running back Ezekiel Elliott was suspended.
According to their sources, Jones said, “I’m gonna come after you with everything I have.”
Then New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft became collateral damage in what Jones said next.
“If you think Bob Kraft came after you hard, Bob Kraft is a p—- compared to what I’m going to do.”