Jerry Jones To Reimburse NFL More Than $2M In Fees Relating To Ezekiel Elliott Case, Goodell Extension
Jerry Jones is set to pay the NFL more than $2 million.
Jerry Jones NFL reimbursement news
The Dallas Cowboys owner has agreed to reimburse the league for legal fees incurred last season in connection to Ezekiel Elliott’s suspension appeal and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s contract extension, a source informed of the situation revealed Wednesday.
Jones attend a meeting in front of Goodell and the league’s finance committee Monday in West Palm Beach, Florida.
The Cowboys did not comment on the decision.
Goodell and Jones have been embroiled in a heated feud in recent weeks over both cases. Jones criticized the commissioner’s decision to suspend second-year running back Elliott for six games over a 2016 domestic violence incident. The Cowboys owner said this was simply Goodell “overcorrecting” for past errors related to the NFL’s handling of previous cases similar to Elliott’s. Jones was also opposed to letting Goodell receive a contract extension and even reportedly hired a high-profile lawyer and threatened to sue Goodell.
Goodell signed an extension early last December, and Elliott ultimately served his suspension following a lengthy appeals process that took place over much of the 2017 season.
Among other major NFL news revealed Wednesday was that the Los Angeles Rams traded linebacker Alec Ogletree and a 2019 seventh-round draft pick to the New York Giants for two 2018 draft picks. Also, the Seattle Seahawks traded Pro Bowl defensive end Michael Bennett to the Philadelphia Eagles for wide receiver Marcus Johnson.
Trades can’t become official until the new league year begins on March 14.
Caption:TAMPA, FL – NOVEMBER 15: Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones talks with fans during a game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium on November 15, 2015 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)