Jerry Jones will ask Jay Ratliff to pay back portions of his signing bonus and salary.
The Dallas Cowboys cut defensive lineman Jay Ratliff in October because Ratliff claimed he wasn’t healthy enough to play – a week later Ratliff was apparently medically cleared and signed with the Chicago Bears. Ratliff played for the Bears the rest of the season.
Cowboys owner, the incomparable Jerry Jones, is suspicious of the circumstances surrounding Ratliff’s signing with the Bears a week after Dallas cut him, and will ask Ratliff to pay back some of his signing bonus and salary.
“This type of conduct, unable to play for us one day and a few days later working out for another club, is undermining and needs to be addressed,” Jones said. “There are other avenues. We’re discussing those. And looking carefully in this case how it might fit in as a grievance.”
Jones will ask for a portion of Ratliff’s $10 million signing bonus, as well as a portion of his 2013 base salary.
Ratliff recently signed a two-year deal to remain in Chicago.