Apparently there are some people in high places upset with the NFL’s new social media policy.
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is against the league’s new policy that doesn’t allow the team Twitter accounts to post game highlights.
Jones believes that is team-generated content the teams should be able to use, which was in direct opposition to the co-chair of the NFL digital media committee, and New England Patriots president Jonathan Kraft, according to CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora.
The argument between the two at the owner meetings in Houston got so tense at one point, that Kraft got up and left the room.
La Canfora also wrote Jones is not the only owner opposed to the new rule. They have a point. While it is true that the NFL is shooting the video, there would be no video to shoot without the players on the teams that they own.
The NFL has become very strict on how it’s highlights are shown on social media. It does not want any and everyone taking the video and posting it everywhere.
True those highlights are valuable, but short video is what makes social media entertaining. An entire medium, Vine, was created to share short clips and other social media platforms had to make that a priority.