The NFL chose to go after Jones and his pocket to also exercise a resolution made way back in 1997 which states that any owner who takes part in a litigation process involving other owners should later reimburse them for all the legal expenses made.
In fact, the payment was requested under an NFL rule requiring owners to repay their fellow owners for any legal fees resulting from litigation against the league.
Commissioner Roger Goodell held an appeal hearing with Jones on Monday.
Jones' attempt to derail Goodell's extension, which came after Elliott was suspended over domestic violence allegations, led to a volley of threatening letters from lawyers for both sides. Jones has been at the forefront of many battles, and in recent years has brought up the idea of the league doing away with their marijuana restrictions.
Here's the problem with that: All 32 owners - including Jones - had previously voted to let the compensation committee handle Goodell's extension without input from the entire league.
Jones and the Cowboys stated that they were merely "observers" throughout despite Jones' outspokenness.
Jones had threatened to sue the six other team owners on the committee if Goodell's contract was approved.
The league did not specify how the matter was resolved, but apparently the resolution was that Jones agreed to reimburse the league for more than $2 million.