Jerry Jones must take paternity test, judge rules

A judge has upheld a decision requiring Cowboys owner Jerry Jones to take a paternity test as part of a legal dispute with a 27-year-old woman who says the billionaire is her biological father.


Judge Upholds Decision for Paternity Test

A Texas judge has upheld a previous ruling that Cowboys owner Jerry Jones must take a paternity test. This comes as part of a legal dispute with a 27-year-old woman named Alexandra Davis, who claims that Jones is her biological father. The decision was reached after Jones' appeal was rejected.

Davis had previously filed a lawsuit in Dallas County, seeking to void a legal agreement her mother made with Jones two years after her birth. According to Davis, the settlement stated that Jones would financially support her and her mother as long as they didn't publicly acknowledge his paternity, something Jones has denied.

Although Davis dropped that case, she later filed a paternity case to prove that Jones is indeed her father. Jones and his wife, Gene, have challenged the constitutionality of the Texas law that requires genetic testing.

Background of the Legal Dispute

According to Davis' original lawsuit, Jones allegedly pursued her mother, Cynthia Davis, while she was married and working for American Airlines. The settlement that was reached called for financial support from Jones to both Cynthia and Alexandra Davis. Cynthia was to receive a lump sum payment of $375,000, while Alexandra was entitled to certain monthly, annual, and special funding from a trust until she turned 21, as well as additional lump sum payments at ages 24, 26, and 28.

Jones' attorneys have stated that Alexandra Davis has already received millions of dollars from Jones throughout her life. Despite this, the legal battle over paternity continues as the judge has ruled in favor of conducting a paternity test.

Jones' Family and Cowboys Connection

Jerry Jones, who is 81 years old, has been married to his wife, Gene, since 1963. They have three children together, all of whom hold front office roles with the Dallas Cowboys. Jones himself serves as the team president and general manager. The outcome of the paternity test will have implications not only on Jones' personal life but also on the future of the Cowboys' ownership and management structure.

It remains to be seen how this legal dispute will unfold and what impact it will have on the reputation and fortunes of Jerry Jones, as well as the ongoing operations of the Cowboys organization.