Cowboys' Jerry Jones: Salacious photos are 'misrepresentation'

Jerry Jones on Sunday night broke his weeklong silence regarding a pair of salacious off-the-field stories involving Dallas Cowboys ownership.

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OXNARD - Jerry Jones on Sunday night broke his weeklong silence regarding a pair of salacious off-the-field stories involving Dallas Cowboys ownership. On an alleged extortion plot centering around photos of the Cowboys owner with women in a nightspot, Jones said, "Someone has misrepresented photos taken at a restaurant five years ago for their own purposes. I'm just not going to comment on it."

On the team's "party bus" serving as the site of a Sunset Strip get-together including Dean Blandino, the NFL's vice president of officiating, Jones said, "I don't deem it inappropriate at all. Part of Blandino's job during the offseason is to network with the clubs. That's a good thing. ... As you know, our bus, we entertain, that's what we do. ... That's why we have our buses. We have two buses. Those are a big part of what we do, make available for sponsors for trips, make available for own special occasions. ... One of the great things about having our camp out here is that it's an area that has a lot of entertaining things to do."

Jones said he's been aware of the titillating photos for five years, and said he is unaware of any protests from inside the NFL regarding Blandino's presence on the team bus.