Jerry Jones reportedly reimbursed National Football League $2 million for legal fees

  • Jerry Jones reportedly reimbursed National Football League $2 million for legal fees

Jerry Jones reportedly reimbursed National Football League $2 million for legal fees

The tab for Jerry Jones will be more than $2 million. Jones' opposition to Goodell is based in part on the league's decision to suspend Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott for six games after investigating domestic violence allegations raised against Elliott by a former girlfriend.

After initial reports implied Jones would appeal, Schefter and NFL Network reported the debt had been paid.

The NFL and Jerry Jones have resolved their dispute over legal fees "to the satisfaction of all parties".

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has reportedly settled a reimbursement fight with the National Football League, at a cost of over $2 million.

An NFL spokesperson quoted on the league's website confirmed Jones had agreed to reimburse the $2m in legal fees incurred by the league in connection to the Elliott suspension appeal and row over Goodell's contract. Jones has been at the forefront of many battles, and in recent years has brought up the idea of the league doing away with their marijuana restrictions.

The NFL chose to go after Jones and his pocket to also exercise a resolution made way back in 1997 which states that any owner who takes part in a litigation process involving other owners should later reimburse them for all the legal expenses made.

In November, Jones hired the high-profile lawyer David Boies and said he was prepared to sue the six owners on the league's compensation committee, which had been working for months on extending Goodell's contract.

A provision was added to the league's constitution more than two decades ago that allows the commissioner to demand the reimbursement of legal fees from owners who cause legal problems for the league.

Goodell had discretion whether to demand repayment, and the commissioner also ruled on Jones' appeal.