Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones apologised for using derogatory term for people with Dwarfism

Jerral Wayne Jones is an American businessman who has been the owner, president, and general manager of the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League (NFL) since  1989

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones used the "derogatory term" at a press briefing on 26th July 2022 while discussing former Cowboys scouting director Larry Lacewell, who died in May 2022 at the of age 85

Jerry Jones apologized for ‘offensive’ reference to dwarf people.

" Earlier today I made a reference which I understand may have been viewed as offensive. I apologize..."

Little People of America (LPA), the world’s oldest and largest dwarfism community has voiced that they prefer to be referred to as dwarfs, little people, people of short stature or having dwarfism, or simply, and most preferably, by their given name

The comments in concern from Jerry Jones, who made a joke in reference to recently deceased Cowboys executive Larry Lacewell, during a press conference on Tuesday during the first day at the NFL

As per Forbes, Jerral Wayne Jones net worth is reported to be more than $8.5 billion

Dallas  Cowboys are currently valued by Forbes to be the world's most valuable sports team at $5 billion

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