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Jerry Jones Reimburses NFL Over $2M In Legal Fees



Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones is paying a hefty price for messing with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Jones has reimbursed the NFL more than $2M in legal fees.

The NFL released a statement Wednesday saying that the matter was resolved but did not disclose any details regarding a financial settlement.

Jones had an appeal hearing with commissioner Roger Goodell on Monday in West Palm Beach, Florida.

“After a hearing with the Commissioner and the Finance Committee, the matter of the reimbursement of legal fees has been resolved to the satisfaction of all parties,” the NFL said.

The league had been seeking reimbursement for the legal fees associated with Cowboys’ running back Ezekiel Elliott’s battle against an imposed 6-game suspension along with Jones’ threat of a lawsuit in an effort to block a contract extension for Goodell.

Resolution FC-6 was added to the NFL’s constitution back in 1997 and per that stipulation the NFL commissioner has the power to seek such reimbursement  if a team “initiates, joins, has a direct, football-related financial interest in, or offers substance assistance to any lawsuit or other legal, regulatory or administrative proceeding against the league.”

It seems more like a battle of egos than anything else and Jones lost the war.

Anthony DiMoro is the creator of Sports Rants and the CEO of Elite Rank Media. He is a former Contributor for Forbes and the Huffington Post where he covered sports, social media, and SEO. Anthony formerly hosted the 'Forbes SportsMoney Podcast'.