When contacted later by CBS 11, Jones apologized for his comment.
Jones later told several people that he came away from their conversation with an assurance that there would be no suspension for Elliott and that Goodell felt the running back should enter counseling and perhaps issue a statement showing contrition for his behavior.
The video, which was reportedly taken after Jones was asked to provide a videotaped message to a woman who was about to get married, shows the 75-year-old saying the following: "Jennifer, congratulations on the wedding".
Despite already serving one game of his suspension, "Zeke" still ranks third in the league in rushing yards and is tied for first in rushing touchdowns (7).The road does not get any easier with a crucial divisional matchup versus the 8-1 Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. "If you think Bob Kraft came after you hard, Bob Kraft is a [expletive] compared to what I'm going to do".More news: Mother of Sherin Mathews Arrested, Charged With Child Endangerment
The ESPN report says on the weekend of Jones' hall-of-fame induction in August, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell had made up his mind to suspend Elliott but didn't say anything to Jones to spoil the mood.
Jones wrote a letter to Goodell Thursday, seeking to have a special owners' meeting scheduled for November 28 in NY. Early in the season, Jones joined his players, locking arms and kneeling while a flag was unfurled, then standing for the singing of the anthem.
But Van Natta and Wickersham have the alleged details on what Jones said to Goodell after being informed Elliot would be suspended.
Quick to the aid of the owner was former Cowboys star and current analyst Deion Sanders, who has known Jones for more than 20 years. "I love this league and I love this game".