Jerry Jones is very sad. Is he saddened because a fellow NFL owner is dirtying the NFL shield with a pattern of disruptive behavior that includes sexually harassing women and racial slurs? No, he’s sad because Jerry Richardson is a good guy and football needs guys like him. Seriously! Here’s what Jones had to say about the situation after the Dallas Cowboys win over the Oakland Raiders.
Here it is transcribed by ESPN:
“I’m very sad. Jerry is one of the really, really, really outstanding men of football that I’ve ever met, and I really admire him. I know that he made it the old-fashioned way. He worked for it. He took what he made in a short time in pro football and turned it into a great business and then used that to get the Carolina franchise. So he’s a great story.”
“I’m saddened by any of the stories or things that might have incited this at this time. He’s a battler; he’s a big man with a big heart. And by the way, that’s somebody else’s heart — he’s had a heart transplant.”
“He’ll be the first to tell you he’s had a blessed life,” Jones said. “I’m really sad. I want all of those kind of men we can have in the National Football League.”
Those are words that someone said in 2017. After hearing that Richardson had done this stuff so much that he is actually going to sell the Carolina Panthers. The fact that he won’t be at owners meetings in the future to inspire and influence is the sad part.