Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank is the chairman of the NFL’s compensation committee. He’s in charge of the group of men that recently gave NFL commissioner Roger Goodell a five year contract extension worth a potential $200 million.
Outspoken Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones wasn’t thrilled about the contract extension and he loudly voiced his displeasure. The Falcons just happened to lay a 27-7 butt whooping on the Cowboys right when the debate about Goodell’s extension was heating up.
So with the owners meeting scheduled to take place this week, you might’ve been waiting for something interesting to happen. Sadly if you were, you’re likely to be a little disappointed. Jones and Blank actually shook hands today and were overheard reassuring each other. Then everyone played nice when addressing the media:
"I've got a great respect for Jerry," Blank said. "I spoke to him ... on the phone about a week and a half ago. It was a very good conversation. I thanked him, which I didn't get a chance to do, or chose not to do really, the time we played because I didn't think it was the right setting." Blank and Jones ran into each other Wednesday afternoon. Blank extended his hand to Jones and asked, "Are we OK?" Jones shook his hand and answered firmly, "We are OK." The two then spoke privately for several minutes.
So beef squashed, at least for now. Your thoughts?