- Jones wanted to derail NFL commissioner’s extension talks
- Dallas team owner also fought suspension of star running back
The NFL is exploring options to get more than $2m in reimbursement for legal fees from Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones over his threat to derail Commissioner Roger Goodell’s contract extension, as well as court costs for running back Ezekiel Elliott’s fight to avoid a six-game suspension, said a person with knowledge of the situation.
Many NFL owners were consulted on seeking restitution, including members of the finance committee, according to AP’s source. Some of the finance committee members are on the compensation committee that was at the center of what became a legal back-and-forth over Goodell’s deal.