Russell Wilson Star Power At Yankee Training Camp, NFL Seeking Millions From Jerry Jones
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Super Bowl winning quarterback Russell Wilson joined the New York Yankees in spring training and, according to Wilson, it’s not just a publicity stunt. He’s training hard, and in honor of his father who took him to Yankee games growing up, wants to play for the team. Either way, the team feels he’s a great influence on the younger players. Even AL rookie of the year and reigning home run champ, Aaron Judge, is excited to have him on the field. He told reporters he asked Wilson, “Hey man, did you bring a football?’ He says he’ll have one by the end of the week, so you might catch us out on a back field running some routes.” Even though Judge is participating fully in spring training, he says he won’t be 100% healthy from his shoulder surgery until opening day. The Yankees regular season opens on March 29th against the Toronto Blue Jays.
The NFL is seeking reimbursement of $2 million dollars in legal fees from Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. Last season, Jones famously defended his star running back, Ezekiel Elliott against domestic abuse violations, and also threatened to sue other owners over the renewal of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s contract. Some viewed this fine as Goodell’s revenge against Jones, but according to a rule that’s been on the books for over 20 years “if an owner participates in bringing litigation against other owners, he must reimburse them for the legal fees”. Goodell claims there’s no animosity between the two men.