Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee took to Twitter on Thursday to call out the National Football League (NFL), asking his Twitter followers, “Can the @NFL get any dumber?”
“Can the @NFL get any dumber?” Gov. Huckabee asked on his Twitter feed. “They destroy their brand, insult their fans, empty their stadiums, tank revenues, and get mad at @dallascowboys owner Jerry Jones for thinking it nuts to give Goodell $50 million A YEAR.”
Gov. Huckabee’s remarks came following revelations of a letter sent by the NFL to Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones’ attorney that accuses the Cowboys owner of “conduct detrimental to the league’s best interests” over Jones’ objection to Commissioner Roger Goodell receiving a contract extension.
“It's the latest escalation of a feud between the NFL and one of its most powerful owners,” reported ESPN. “Jones has denied that his objections to the extension are tied to Goodell's decision to suspend Cowboys star running back Ezekiel Elliott for six games over alleged domestic violence.”
“The dispute between Jones and Goodell stems from Jones’s anger over the commissioner’s suspending of Ezekiel Elliott, the Cowboys’ star running back, who was accused of domestic violence by his former girlfriend. Goodell gave Elliott a six-game suspension, though no charges were filed in the case.
“The suspension, announced in August, has since undergone a dizzying array of rulings and court appeals that has, for now, kept Elliott on the field. Jones has called the suspension an ‘overcorrection,’ a gibe at Goodell, who has been criticized for his handling of player discipline.
“Jones appears intent on holding up Goodell’s contract extension and potentially pushing him out. He is in the minority among owners. While some are unhappy with how the commissioner has handled issues related to player conduct and the national anthem controversy, only a few owners are prepared to replace Goodell, who has been commissioner for more than a decade and has worked at the league since the early 1980s.”
Gov. Mike Huckabee did not stop with simply calling out the NFL. The former presidential candidate ended his tweet by giving a shout out to Jerry Jones’ team.
“Go @dallascowboys!” exclaimed Gov. Huckabee.
Can the @NFL get any dumber? They destroy their brand, insult their fans, empty their stadiums, tank revenues, and get mad at @dallascowboys owner Jerry Jones for thinking it nuts to give Goodell $50 million A YEAR. Go @dallascowboys! https://t.co/kNIt8aruCX— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) November 16, 2017