Former Cowboy Scott Fujita is not happy with his old owner.
Fujita, who is now a Cleveland Brown and a member of the NFL Players’ Association executive committee, recently blasted Cowboys’ owner and general manager Jerry Jones over his view of the current labor situation--and the comments he made recently on CBS' "60 Minutes"--which he describes as “irresponsible.”
"The perfect example is Jerry Jones and he said a lockout would not be devastating for players, fans communities, our support staff [and] everyone involved," Fujita said, per ESPN Dallas. "For him to say something like that to me is one of the more irresponsible things I've heard through this whole process. Unfortunately that's just where it's at."
Fujita, who spent 2005 with Dallas before departing for New Orleans and eventually Cleveland, doesn’t believe the owners are on the same page, and that the onus has somewhat unfairly fallen on commissioner Roger Goodell to work out a deal, in hopes of avoiding a lockout. In this scenario, according to Fujita, the external pressure to get a deal done could adversely affect players.
"I think it's complicated," Fujita said. "Sometimes you get the sense that the owners really are not all that unified in this whole thing. I think on one hand the commissioner has got some heat on him to get a deal done and I think he's going to feel that heat more and more from the fans especially. But I think a lot of people are fine letting this thing run down at least until the 11th hour and again try to squeeze the players into accepting a deal that's not fair to us."
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