Jerry Jones denies involvement in segregation incident as photo from 1957 goes viral for all the wrong reasons

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Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has always taken strict steps to maintain discipline within his organization. However, in a strange turn of events, he finds himself on the wrong end of things after Washington Post published a photo of him from 1957.

FRISCO, TEXAS – JANUARY 08: Team owner Jerry Jones of the Dallas Cowboys talks with the media during a press conference at the Ford Center at The Star on January 08, 2020 in Frisco, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Now what is wrong with Jerry Jones’ picture? That snap of Jones was in the presence of other white students in Arkansas’ North Little Rock High trying to prevent African American teenagers from entering the school premises. In the pictures, Jerry Jones is only 14 years old, so it might be hard for many to spot him out.

Safe to say, the post evidently suggested that Jones was not in favor of the idea of studying with African-American students in the very same school.

What did Jerry Jones say about his viral picture?

“I don’t know that I or anybody anticipated or had a background of knowing … what was involved. It was more a curious thing,” Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones told the Washington Post when asked about why he was there. Details surrounding where he was and how he got there seems to contradict his stated intentions.

Granted that it was over 60 years ago when that photo was taken and that Jerry Jones certainly could change his views and ideals from those that he had the photo can still be shocking to at least some people who only knew of that picture when the Washington Post published it.

Jerry Jones
Jerry Jones

There is an unsaid view that the Cowboys has never been involved in any racial antics ever since Jones has taken charge in 1989. If the above-stated was the case, it is safe to urge that Jones has completely changed now.

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