When Commissioner Roger Goodell wasn’t running a 40-yard dash in the hallway at 345 Park Avenue (his official time was 5.41 seconds, according to the most important person in the process — the one who starts and stops the clock), Goodell was flying to Palm Beach for a hearing in the effort to recover more than $2 million in legal fees from Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. According to Jarrett Bell of USA Today, the session lasted for an hour. The hearing happened in Palm Beach because Goodell and multiple owners will be engaged in meetings in preparation for the NFL’s annual meetings, which start on March 25 in Orlando. On Monday, NFL Media reported that the appeal included an affidavit and wire transfers from one of Ezekiel Elliott‘s lawyers aimed at proving Jones didn’t pay for any of Elliott’s legal fees. Cowboys general counsel Jason Cohen also filed a declaration (an unsworn affidavit) with testimony that supported Elliott’s effort to block his six-game suspension pending a final court ruling on whether the suspension should be overturned; via NFL Media, Elliott’s legal team downplayed the testimony as not vital to the litigation.
Jerry Jones gets his hour in the court of Roger Goodell
Pro Football Talk | Mar 6