Jerry Jones Reaches Agreement With NFL Over Ezekiel Elliott Legal Fees

  • Jerry Jones Reaches Agreement With NFL Over Ezekiel Elliott Legal Fees

Jerry Jones Reaches Agreement With NFL Over Ezekiel Elliott Legal Fees

But the action against Jones wasn't via Goodell, but was actually initiated by other NFL owners and approved by the league's finance committee, per ESPN's Dan Graziano.

Elliott eventually served his suspension, and with Jones clearly unhappy with how it turned out for Dallas, he then went on to oppose the proposed contract extension of Roger Goodell as NFL's commissioner.

The first case between the Cowboys and the National Football League in 2017 was the long-running dispute over Ezekiel Elliott's suspension for domestic violence.

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has agreed to reimburse the NFL more than $2 million in legal fees incurred by the league last season in connection to Ezekiel Elliott's suspension appeal and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's contract extension, a source informed of the situation told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. 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.

Jones and the Cowboys were supportive of Elliott's lawsuit, which was led by the players' union and resulted in federal court hearings in three states over a span of two months.

In the midst of Elliott's appeal, Jones threatened to sue the league over Goodell's proposed deal but didn't follow through.

Jones denied that his attempt to scuttle the contract was tied to Elliott's suspension, but made repeated references to Goodell's power to punish players.

Here's the problem with that: All 32 owners - including Jones - had previously voted to let the compensation committee handle Goodell's extension without input from the entire league.

The NFL said Wednesday that it had resolved its issues with Jones.