DALLAS (AP) — Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was “home and well” Thursday, a day after a report that he was involved in a traffic accident and taken to hospital as a precaution .
Stephen Jones, the owner’s son and executive vice president of the Cowboys, updated his father’s condition to The Associated Press.
Citing unidentified law enforcement sources, Dallas TV station WFAA reported that Jerry Jones, 79, was involved in an accident Wednesday night near downtown Dallas. The station reported that emergency crews were summoned and Jones was slightly injured.
A Dallas police spokesperson told the AP that the department does not release the names of people involved in vehicle crashes unless there is a death. The spokesperson confirmed there was an accident involving two vehicles, but gave no further details.
The crash involving Jones was the latest incident in a tumultuous offseason for the Cowboys.
A report from ESPN in February revealed the club paid a $2.4 million settlement to four Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders over voyeurism allegations against a public relations director who retired within weeks. before the report.
A week later, a woman who grew up in North Texas filed a lawsuit alleging that Jerry Jones is her biological father.
The Cowboys are also awaiting an investigation by Dallas police into a fatal drive-by shooting in which cornerback Kelvin Joseph was a passenger in the vehicle. Joseph’s attorney said the second-year player was unarmed and “got into a situation that escalated without his knowledge or consent.”