OXNARD, Calif. – Dallas Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones spoke to the media and addressed several off-field issues that have faced the organization recently.
First came the issue of the photos of Jerry Jones that surfaced last Tuesday.
“Someone has misrepresented photos, taken at a restaurant five years ago, for their own purposes,” Jones said. “I’m just not going to comment on it. That’s all I’d really like to get into.”
One day after those photos appeared on the Internet, team executive vice president Stephen Jones appeared in a video that stirred interest around the league when viewers pointed out the presence of NFL Head of Officiating Dean Blandino with team officials on the team’s bus.
Jerry Jones said he has used the Dallas Cowboys buses to entertain league officials for many years, and he didn’t see a problem with Blandino’s presence.
“I just don’t have a problem with it at all, and I don’t deem it inappropriate it all,” he said. “Part of Blandino’s job during the offseason is to network with the clubs, and that’s a good thing. Officiating is doing a good job, and I just don’t have a problem with that.”
Jones added that he hasn’t heard of any complaints about the situation from the league.
Finally, Jones updated the team’s situation with Josh Brent – or rather, he said there hasn’t been any update. The Dallas Cowboys former defensive tackle met with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell last week to determine any league discipline if he is to return to football.
Jerry said he didn’t have any news from the meeting between the two.
“I don’t have any. I know the commissioner has met with him, and they’d like to keep those between the league and the individuals involved,” Jones said. “We’ll wait for the commissioner’s decision.”
Jones said last week that the Dallas Cowboys would make room on their roster if Goodell clears Brent to return.
RELATED: Jerry Jones says photos are a misrepresentation
OXNARD, Calif. — Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones acknowledged the suggestive photos of him and two women that have been circulating on the Internet for the past week.
Jones called the photos a misrepresentation. He used the phrases “I don’t have any more comment’’ and “that’s all I’d really like to get into”.
The photos that appear to show Jones in suggestive poses with two younger women first appeared on the sports gossip site TerezOwens.com and were picked up Tuesday by Deadspin.com.
The low-quality images were released online in a 20-page manifesto by a man named Frank Hoover, who calls himself the “Son of God.” Hoover writes in the document that the photos are part of a plan by others to extort Jones, although no such scheme has been confirmed.
Asked if the photos were part of an extortion plot, Jones responded:
“Someone has misrepresented photos taken at a restaurant five years ago for their own purposes. I’m just not going to comment on it.’’
Jones confirmed that the photos were taken in a Dallas restaurant. He was then asked what was misrepresented in the photos.
“Again, that’s all I’ll like to get into,” Jones said.
The circumstances of the photos, which appear to show Jones fully clothed, are unclear. One of the pictures, showing a woman kneeling in front of Jones with her head against his waist area, was splashed across the front page of Thursday’s New York Post with the headline “Boys Will Be Boys: Dallas NFL boss ‘hit’ by sextortion.”
Another image depicts Jones with his hands on a different woman’s clothed breasts.
Jones said he has known about the photos for five years. Why did the photos resurface at this time?
“I really don’t have any more comment than what I’ve made,” Jones reiterated. “I said that.”
Is the matter being handled by the authorities?
“I don’t have any more comment about that,” Jones said.
“Anyone got some football?”
Jones hadn’t spoken to the local media since last Monday night before the pictures broke. While this amount of time between sessions in camp isn’t unprecedented, it’s uncharacteristic.
After Jones addressed a flurry of questions about the photos, he did turn the conversation towards talk about the team. During one of the answers he began to cough. He stopped, started over and coughed again.
“Excuse me,” Jones said. “Real bad cold.
“That’s why I haven’t been talking to you guys.”
He then smiled to let reporters know he was joking.
RELATED: Women lawyer up … “We’re victims just like the Cowboys owner”
The two women in the racy Jerry Jones pics that have been all over the Internet … say they had nothing to do with photos getting leaked, or any alleged extortion plot — but they’re now getting legal advice … just in case.
TMZ Sports spoke to the women — Lindzie (blonde) and Jordan (brunette) — who are strippers in Texas, and they claim to remember very little about the night they partied with Jerry some 5 years ago … because “there was a lot of alcohol involved.”
The photos were tweeted earlier this week by someone claiming he’s held them to protect Jerry Jones from an extortion plot (terezowens.com reposted the pics). Lindzie and Jordan say they are unaware of any such plot, and claim the pics were surreptitiously taken by a female friend.
Although they appear to be posing … both women claim they and Jerry had no idea the pics were being taken — and say Jones’ bodyguard would have confiscated the camera if they had a clue.They say they never wanted the photos to go public — so, they’ve retained an attorney to find out how they can have them scrubbed from the Internet.
Lindzie dances in Houston … Jordan in Ft. Worth — and both say they’re also concerned Jones might try to take legal action against them.
They’ve tried to contact the ex-friend who snapped the pics, but say she’s gone radio silent.
RELATED: Photos with young women part of extortion plot
Racy photographs of Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, in sexually suggestive poses with young women, hit cyberspace Tuesday in an apparent extortion plot, The Post reports.
One image of the outspoken football executive showed him cupping the breasts of a blond woman in a restroom.
Another shot appears to show a dark-haired lovely, in the same restroom, kneeling with her cheek up against his crotch.
The tweeter, who goes by the handle INFIN8SON, posted these pictures with the caption: “Sins of Jerry Jones.”
The 72-year-old head Cowboy has been married to his wife, Gene, for 51 years.
The sports gossip site TerezOwens first posted the images.
Deadspin identified the Twitter source as Dallas Cowboys and Mavericks groupie Frank Hoover, who claims he got the pictures from others who had planned to extort Jones with the odd images.
The photos also appear in a 20-page manifesto addressed to Jones, titled “Uncovering the Truth.”
In the rambling letter, Hoover alleges he got the photos from a group of people who conspired to blackmail the billionaire.
“I am the way, the truth and Jerry, you are my light,” wrote Hoover, who calls himself the “Son of God.”
Hoover said he had to move from Dallas to Wichita, Kansas, because unknown forces were out to kill him over his knowledge about the alleged plot against Jones.
DEADSPIN – Story behind Jerry Jones photos is weirder than the photos
Those weird photos of Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and some ladies hanging out in what appears to be a bathroom come with an equally bughouse backstory. They were first put on the internet by a man named Frank Hoover, who alleges that they were taken by people looking to set up Jerry Jones in an extortion plot. Hoover explains all of this in his 20-page manifesto, which also makes clear that Hoover is in fact the son of God.
You can read Hoover’s entire rant, which seems to be addressed directly to Jerry Jones, here; we’ve also embedded it at the bottom of the page. It’s definitely crazy, but there’s reason to believe that Hoover’s rant contains at least a few slivers of reality. He got his hands on those photos, after all, and someone who knows him tells us that Hoover used to be fairly well connected in the Dallas scene and was always going to parties with Cowboys and Mavericks players. And then one day he woke up and just started believing he was the son of God. It happens.
Hoover’s story goes like this: He met a guy named Kevion Hickman, AKA “24K,” in February of 2011. The two started working together on a charity event with Jamie Foxx. That event eventually fell through, though, and Clark and Hoover started selling tricked-out Apple TVs as if they were drugs. Maybe? I don’t know, man, I think that’s what’s happening in this paragraph:
He also introduced me to an Apple TV that had been bought on eBay. The device had special software on it allowing for unlimited live, on-demand and sports programming. The software version was titled Eden and Apple is the one mentioned in the bible in the Garden of Eden. I improved the software and the value of the $99 Apple TVs went from $200 on the street to more than $750 per unit. For drug dealers, pimps or anyone else, this was way more profitable and less risky. I couldn’t build units fast enough and as the cash flowed, the money began to disappear. I eventually removed myself from the business losing around $20K to skimming by 24K.
Right. So anyway, Hoover says he eventually learned that Hickman and a few other accomplices, all of whom are named in the rant and appear to be real people, took all those gross photos of Jerry Jones and planned to use them for blackmail. Hoover lays out the timeline of events.
And that’s where Hoover’s screed goes totally opaque. From there he just starts rambling about numerology and shit. A sampling:
On 3/14/1992 (Pi Day for the only mathematical constant in the Universe, π ), I began writing a series of short stories and poems about the future, one of which is published in the National Library of Poetry and entitled “The Game”. I never really understood what they meant or why I wrote them. I stopped writing in 1993 and they were placed in a Target bag with the words “DO NOT THROW AWAY”. I discovered them in the Summer of 2013 buried in a box in my basement in Wichita.
Today, I understand their purpose as a sign from God telling me who I am. On 3/14/2013, 22 years to the day, my odometer hit 98,888 near your building Mr. McCathern. I’ve taped and shared these videos on Twitter: http://twitter.com/INFIN8SON. The images of you Jerry have never been shared and never will be.
In 2005, I wrote a movie script about a white cowboy named BJJ (B Jerry Jones) and his black nemesis (Kevion). This script, which I will show you when we meet, describes events related to your extortion Jerry. This is the story I recalled on your birthday in 2013 leading me to send this. There are many more signs and information given to me by God which I am happy to share with you.
Hoover’s original rant: The Sins of Jerry Jones