Jerry Jones' involvement with the television committee in the early 1990s is one reason why he has been nominated as a contributor for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
NFL owners have deep pockets and put big money behind the presidential candidates
On Tuesday, the NFL voted to approve a rule that will require all players to wear thigh and knee pads beginning in 2013.
Both sides' legal and financial teams continue to work over the weekend.
Owners and team officials are meeting in Chicago today to discuss the current state of negotiations with players.
According to a report, several owners are resisting the deal that is currently on the table at the NFL-NFLPA meetings in Chicago.
With a major ruling in their favor, the NFL's owners will look to settle the labor impasse out of court.
The NFL's owners will meet for their annual spring meetings this week in St. Louis.
The US Appeals Court for the Eighth Circuit has granted the owners a stay and reinstated the lockout.