The NFL continues to come after the Dallas Cowboys.
The suspension to Ezekiel Elliott might be over, but it appears the NFL will not leave it alone. At least in terms of trying to get some of the courts fees out of the Cowboys and their owner, Jerry Jones.
Oh no, not this again!
The NFL is looking for reimbursement for approximately $2 million from Jones and the Cowboys. This is relating to the Cowboys running back’s suspension, along with the Cowboys owner’s threat litigation over commissioner Roger Goodell’s contract (via ESPN).
According to a rule for over two decades, the league is going to order Jones to pay all fees that the compensation committee racked up defending itself from the Cowboys owners threat to sue them. This was from the Goodell contract that Jones was very verbal about during the time it was happening.
According to league sources, the reported fine of Cowboys owner Jerry Jones by the commissioner's office is a reimbursement of legal fees in excess of $2 million. It's not so much "Goodell fines Jerry" as it is fellow NFL owners executing a rule that's… https://t.co/7d4NWJ79ah
— Dan Graziano (@DanGrazianoESPN) February 26, 2018
I believe the #NFL is not technically fining #Cowboys owner Jerry Jones but seeking repayment for approximately $2M in legal expenses relative to his threats to sue the league. NFL Finance Committee and other owners supported repayment allowed by bylaws in place over 2 decades.
— Ed Werder (@EdwerderRFA) February 26, 2018
Jones never went through with the lawsuit, but that didn’t stop the legal fees to rack up during that time. This is what the league will be going after against the Cowboys owner.
The Cowboys owner has been fighting Goodell since last training camp. This is when the Elliott suspension really started to get legs. Jones didn’t believe his running back was treated fairly during this process and believes that the league didn’t do the right thing when it comes to their star running back.
The Cowboys have not made a comment on this!