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Did he need a signed slip? Jerry Jones gets “permission” from league to attend the nuptials of Tony Romo

May 28, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT


Well, at least there’s one thing the ongoing NFL lockout can’t stop from happening: true love.

Dallas Cowboys quarterback and scapegoat Tony Romo is taking advantage of all this unscheduled downtime to wed former sports reporter Candice Crawford, presumably in the belief that if he can’t get a Super Bowl ring, then a wedding ring is the next best thing. Twenty bucks says he fumbles her bra-strap at some point in the night.

And, quite deliciously, since contact between players and owners is strictly verboten during the lockout (think boys and girls at a middle school dance), Jones actually had to get permission from the league–a.k.a. his fellow owners–to be a guest at the ceremony. That’s right, a billionaire business tycoon had to get permission to accept the invitation to the wedding of one of his top employees. I’d say it must have been a humbling experience, but then again this is Jerry Jones we’re talking about.

“I’ve gotten special permission,” Jones said Wednesday.  “But more than anything [I got the] right ticket from him and his fiancée, Romo’s wife-to-be.  [It's] one of the prettiest invitations I’ve ever seen.”

Um, thanks Jerry; that’s great. Didn’t know you were such a connoisseur of fancy wedding invites. I guess a decade of long off-seasons will give you the time to pick up a hobby like that.

Best of luck to the future Mr. and Mrs. Romo, as well to any other of his Cowboy teammates who may be getting hitched in the near future– you’ve got one hell of an invitation to top, apparently. Wouldn’t want to disappoint the boss.


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  1. lewp - May 28, 2011 at 10:00 AM

    I hope everyone is happy and Tony et al can finally get down to concentrating on football.