It appears the NFL’s esteemed head of officiating, Dean Blandino joined Dallas Cowboys executive VP Jerry Jones Jr. the other night in L.A.
As we know from earlier reports, Jones Jr. and staff were spotted at a trendy Sunset Strip nightclub, apparently taking a break from training camp in Oxnard, which is about 90 miles north of L.A., and apparently Blandino was with him.
Execs from other teams are fuming mad after a photo surfaced on TMZ Sports of a man that appears to be Blandino exit the bus with other males and of course females.
Per CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora: ‘The reactions to the video by officials of several teams — none of whom I spoke to are a natural rival of the Cowboys or had any personal issues with Jones or Blandino — as well as former high-ranking team officials, were quite visceral. Several expressed concern at the appearance of potential competitive balance issues, given the sensitive nature of Blandino’s role and his authority on matters of officiating and interpretation. ‘
“That’s definitely Dean,” an unnamed team official said after seeing the video. “Is the league trying to tell you it’s not him? What is the league telling you guys about it? That looks horrible. I can’t think of another owner in the league who wouldn’t be pissed off after seeing that.”
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