That was confirmed by two others with knowledge of the league's inner workings.
According to Ken Belson of the New York Times, Jones has also been given a cease and desist warning from several owners.
"If he files a lawsuit, he could be subject to attorney fees and maybe a fine", the owner said.
In a letter sent to Jones by the NFL's compensation committee recently, Jones was accused of conduct "detrimental to the league's best interests", per Kevin Spain of USA Today. Maske clarified the sources he cited "stopped short of mentioning forcing Jones to sell".
With that context, there is no legitimate basis for Mr. Jones to circulate to the full ownership a three-month-old document from a consultant to the Committee - a document that Mr. Jones personally knows to be an outdated, historical artifact of no relevance whatsoever in the context of these lengthy negotiations.
Jones can back off now, grumbling about Goodell and Ezekiel Elliott and Papa John's stock price and ungrateful players daring to shine a public light on racial injustice and inequality, or he can go full Al Davis and start battling in court on multiple fronts, if need be.
The ongoing war between National Football League owners regarding Goodell's extension shows no signs of stopping.
Jones cited the threats of discipline against him and wrote: "Such severe threats of retaliation further demonstrate the dysfunction of the current process, and show the danger of reposing excessive power in a single executive position or committee where an owner's right to his franchise is threatened simply because he questions the negotiation process of a compensation package".