President Trump Tabs Jerry Jones, Mark Cuban To ‘Re-Open America’ Advisory Board

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April 15, 2020 - 5:19 am
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones

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DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - President Donald Trump recently met with all of the major-league sports commissioners to discuss the issue of COVID-19. And on Tuesday he announced another sports-related next step: The formation of a “Re-Open America” advisory committee that will include Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban and Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.

“We need to get our sports back,” Trump said in his Tuesday briefing from the White House.

Other names on the committee include NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, NBA commissioner  Adam Silver, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, Patriots owner Robert Kraft, Dana White, and Vince McMahon.

The NBA, NHL and MLB have seen their regular seasons impacted by the coronavirus outbreak, which each league going on "hiatus.”

The NFL has had to cancel the annual owner meetings, has prohibited teams from using their facilities in the usual extensive way, and has turned its NFL Draft (April 23-25) into a TV event rather than one attended by half-a-million people, as was the original plan in Las Vegas.
 
Sports leaders have been vocal and optimistic about how sports and entertainment can be key to America's mental health; the White House clearly shares those views.