There comes a degree when public figures are now not defensible. Donald Sterling and Robert Sarver had been scumbags means earlier than we had proof that they had been. So when the audio of Sterling leaked, or the Baxter Holmes piece hit the web, there was zero cause to go to bat for them. Let the investigations play out, and see how lengthy Deshaun Watson’s suspension is.
That is the place we’re at with Washington Commanders proprietor Dan Snyder. The Home Committee on Oversight and Reform launched the Dan Snyder lower, and it’s extra tales about sexual misconduct and a poisonous office atmosphere created by the proprietor. The greasy henchmen in Snyder’s nook and Republicans have been important of the panel, calling it a waste of time and taxpayer cash. I agree. We didn’t want it. It’s certainly one of like 500 issues to come back out asserting Snyder in all probability shouldn’t be in command of a frozen banana stand not to mention an NFL workforce.
Dallas Cowboys proprietor and ol’ boy Jerry Jones doesn’t really feel that means although, and he’s joined the cavalcade of idiots decrying the report as biased. In his weekly radio hit with Okay&C Masterpiece in Dallas, he advised the hosts who bought the inspiration for his or her identify from a shitty barbecue sauce as a lot.
“I hope our followers see how politically biased this report is,” mentioned Jones. “This report doesn’t even come out if the Republicans had been in Congress. It’s that silly.”
Hey, Jerry, this isn’t the January 6 panel, so cease defending Snyder like he’s Donald Trump.
The rambling continued.
“My level is there are biases during. There are tales behind the tales.”
Sure, there are lots of tales. Like this, and this, or how about that, and this tidbit?
Jones then complained that the hubbub surrounding Snyder has been “a marketing campaign to cease having [workplace] settlements.”
Not an awesome search for a man working for a league that after had a $1 billion concussion settlement, however OK.
My favourite (is that the precise phrase?) a part of the saucy radio spot was Jones saying he’s “proud” of the efforts his group has made to enhance its office.
“We’ve totally, for a very long time, tried to enhance our office. Do we’ve got room for enchancment throughout? In fact we do. All people does. However I’m happy with the place we’re.”
The rationale Jones can’t simply say he’s happy with Dallas’ office atmosphere is as a result of that they had a man filming Cowboys cheerleaders within the locker room. The principle cause Jones is defending Snyder so fervently — aside from the ’Boys profit from the Commanders continued average-to-embarrassing on-field product — is that if NFL house owners can routinely be eliminated for being a scumbag, he could be subsequent.
A photograph of Jones at an anti-segregation rally surfaced lately, and the general public deemed the statute of limitations utilized to the black-and-white proof that he, too, is gross. To be clear, Jones isn’t going wherever. He’s essentially the most highly effective proprietor of the preferred workforce within the league.
That mentioned, he’s turning into as indefensible because the proprietor he’s defending.