An Oklahoma woman says in a lawsuit that
Jana Weckerly's attorney, Thomas Bowers, filed an updated lawsuit Monday that accuses Jones of forcibly touching Weckerly's genitals and kissing her on the lips without her consent more than five years ago, then bullying her into not reporting the alleged attack. The lawsuit seeks more than $1 million in damages.
Jones has denied Weckerly's allegations and the Cowboys on Wednesday referred to an earlier statement from Jones attorney Levi McCathern calling the claims "completely false."
"This is nothing more than an attempt to embarrass and extort Jerry Jones," McCathern said in the statement made immediately after the lawsuit was initially filed Sept. 8.
Bowers did not return a phone message Wednesday afternoon. Both sides have cited a gag order issued in the case since the suit was first filed as reason for declining additional comment.
The updated version of the lawsuit filed this week, parts of which were blacked out when publicly released per a judge's order, claims Jones and the Cowboys sent money to Weckerly's bank account from 2009 until at least July 2013. The lawsuit says her bank records can prove the payments occurred, though no records are included in her court filing.
She also accused Jones, the Cowboys and a longtime lawyer for Jones of taking her cellphone's memory card, which contained photos that were then leaked and posted on the Internet.
A hearing on Friday is expected to address whether the lawsuit was filed too late due to a five-year statute of limitations.
Retirees seek to delay concussion settlement
Attorneys representing 214 retired
The motion, filed in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia, seeks to push two key deadlines into next year to provide more time for ex-players to review the deal.
"Unless the schedule is modified, class members will not have information they need to evaluate the settlement," the filing by San Francisco attorney Daniel Girard and two Mississippi-based firms said.
Currently, retired players must decide whether to opt out or object to the settlement by Oct. 14. A fairness hearing is scheduled for Nov. 19.
Tuesday's motion would move the deadline for opt-outs and objections to Jan. 12 and the fairness hearing to the week of Feb. 16. Additionally, the motion would require that papers supporting the deal be filed in November.
The motion says that retired players should be able to examine the data that led to the settlement, not just the actuarial reports supporting the deal that were released this month.
Last week, attorneys for the families of late
U.S. District Judge Anita Brody has scheduled an Oct. 7 teleconference with attorneys to discuss the request.
Cassel is done for the season
The Vikings placed Cassel and Fusco on injured reserve Wednesday. Both players were hurt Sunday at New Orleans.
Cassel was replaced by rookie
Carson Palmer is able to throw
Carson Palmer finally was able to throw the football again Wednesday, and the Arizona quarterback is aiming for a return next week when the
Palmer had not been able to throw the ball since pinching a nerve in his throwing shoulder when he was slammed into the ground during Arizona's season-opening victory over San Diego.
San Diego Chargers linebacker
Te'o suffered a fractured right foot in Sunday's 22-10 victory at Buffalo. Neither Te'o nor Coach
Branch broke his foot Sunday in a loss at New England and will miss the rest of the season. He hurt his ankle in the second game of 2013 and missed the rest of the year.
Chicago Bears linebacker
The Cardinals signed defensive tackle Bruce Gaston and released running back Jalen Parmele.
Smith will look at how the league and the Baltimore Ravens handled issues of due process and discipline, as well as look at the conduct of the league office and the Ravens that led to the indefinite suspension Commissioner