Cowboys Owner Must Sit For Deposition In Painkiller Suit

Law360, New York (November 29, 2016, 4:02 PM EST) -- Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones must sit for up to seven hours of questioning by a proposed class of former NFL players who allege teams continually provided players with painkillers and other medications to keep them on the field without regard to harmful long-term effects, a California federal judge ruled Monday.

The former players may depose Jones, one of the most recognizable NFL team owners, on a date to be scheduled within two weeks of the end of the current NFL season, according to a one-paragraph order by U.S. District Judge William Alsup. However, a demand to question another well-known owner,...

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