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NFL confirms Jerry Jones threatened lawsuit against league

Clarence E. Hill Jr., Fort Worth Star-Telegram on

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Jones believes he was lied to by Goodell who told him Elliott, who was never charged or arrested in the case, would face no suspension and considers it an unforgivable breach of trust.

Lockhart denies that allegation and said Goodell was upfront and honest regarding the league's 13-month investigation and subsequent suspension of Elliott on Aug. 11.

Jones has consistently contended that Elliott has done nothing to be suspended for in the eyes of the legal system and that the NFL had no credible reason to suspend him.

Jones said the suspension was the result of Goodell reacting to public perception regarding past mistakes by the league in how it handled previous domestic violence cases.

Jones called the Elliott suspension an over-correction by Goodell.

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