The NFC playoff race isn’t Jerry Jones’ only problem.
The Dallas Cowboys owner must take a paternity test in a case involving a woman who sued him earlier this year, a Texas judge ruled.
Alexandra Davis, 26, sued Jones in March, claiming the 80-year-old billionaire was her father and had been paying her and her mother hush money for years.
Jones denied he was her father. Davis dropped the lawsuit in April, but continued pursuing paternity claims against Jones.
In her initial lawsuit, Davis said that Jones and her mother, Cynthia, met in the mid-1990s and began a relationship that led to her birth on Dec. 16, 1996.
According to the suit, Jones and Cynthia Davis cut a deal in which he paid her about $430,000 in three payments and also set up two trusts for Alexandra. If either Cynthia or Alexandra claimed Jones was the father, the agreement said financial support would be cut off.
Jones did not admit to being Alexandra’s father in that agreement. The two have never met, according to the suit.
Shortly after Davis dropped her lawsuit, she filed the paternity claim against Jones. Associate Judge T. Jones Abendroth ruled Thursday that “after careful consideration,” she would require Jones to complete genetic tests.
Jones and his wife, Gene, have been married since 1963 and have three children.
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