by Elizabeth Ruiz
The NFL is demanding more than $2 million from Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.
ESPN reports the money is to cover court costs linked to Jones’ attempts last fall to keep Goodell from getting a new contract as well as his efforts to avoid a suspension for Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott.
Sources tell ESPN that NFL owners, not Goodell, prompted the action against Jones.
Jones last year threatened to sue the league if Goodell’s contract extension was approved, but the Cowboys never followed through with that lawsuit.
Part of the money being demanded from Jones will include legal fees incurred by the NFL and the compensation committee for court battles defending the Elliott Suspension.