Jerry Jones Reimburses NFL $2 Million For Legal Fees

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Maybe more specifically, between Jones and another subsection of owners who clearly are not aligned with the Dallas head honcho.

Elliott was suspended six games for an alleged domestic violence incident, but Jones vocally defended his running back throughout the appeals process before the National Football League ultimately won.

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

Jones recently met with the league to discuss the possibility of Roger Goodell ordering him to reimburse the league for legal fees incurred as a result of Jones and the Dallas Cowboys publicly defending Ezekiel Elliott after the running back was suspended. The league made its decision on Jones' appeal today.

Cowboys owner Jones meanwhile retaliated by seeking to delay confirmation of a new five-year contract for Goodell, which had been previously agreed by the league's compensation committee.

The NFL noted teams are obligated to repay the league if the team offers "substantial assistance" to a third party engaged in the litigation with the league.

After eventually relenting, Jones said after the owners meetings in December that he got what he wanted with an agreement to consider changes to the power of the commissioner's role through the league's constitution.

Goodell is signed through 2024, so it possible there will be future friction between he and Jones before all is said and done, This could be expedited with the current CBA expiring after the 2020 season.

Jones and the Cowboys stated that they were merely "observers" throughout despite Jones' outspokenness.

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

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