Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones plans to appeal the NFL’s demand of reimbursement in excess of $2 million for legal fees related to Ezekiel Elliott‘s suspension and Jones’ threatened litigation over commissioner Roger Goodell’s contract extension, sources confirmed to ESPN.
It is unclear when a hearing would take place.
The Washington Post first reported Tuesday that Jones had requested the hearing, and that it would be before Goodell.
The owners are citing a rule that has been on the books for more than two decades, that says if an owner participates in bringing litigation against other owners, he must reimburse them for the legal fees.
Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones did not have any comment Tuesday on the NFL’s decision to seek reimbursement. He said he was unaware if that rule had been enforced since it was introduced in 1997.