OXNARD (CBSDFW.COM) – Jerry Jones spoke to the media-at-large for the first time Sunday evening regarding two after-hours stories that have the Dallas Cowboys involved in two titillating tales.
The first involves an alleged extortion plot centered around photos of the Cowboys owner with women in a nightspot.
“Someone has misrepresented photos taken at a restaurant five years ago for their own purposes,’’ Jones said, adding that he’s known about the photos – now all over the internet – for five years. “I’m just not going to comment on it.”
This week Cowboys ownership also made TMZ-style news because a film crew captured team COO Stephen Jones on the club’s “party bus” hosting invitees that included Dean Blandino, the NFL’s vice president of officiating. Stephen made it clear he views this as a non-story, as Jerry made clear.
“I just don’t have a problem with it at all and I don’t deem it inappropriate at all,’’ Jerry Jones said, noting that he is unaware of any complaints from other teams regarding socializing with Blandino. “Part of Blandino’s job during the offseason is to network with the clubs. That’s a good thing. … As you know, our bus, we entertain, that’s what we do. …
That’s why we have our buses. We have two buses. Those are a big part of what we do, make available for sponsors for trips, make available for own special occasions. … One of the great things about having our camp out here is that it’s an area that has a lot of entertaining things to do.’’
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