Two Dallas Cowboys employees will receive a combined $34 million after settling their lawsuits over injuries suffered in the collapse of the team’s practice facility in 2009.
The Dallas Morning News reports that companies owned by Cowboys owner Jerry Jones will pay $5 million each in cash and benefits to scout Rich Behm and special teams coach Joe DeCamillis, both of whom still work for the team.
Behm, who was paralyzed in the facility collapse, settled with Summit Structures LLC and Cover-All Building Systems for about $19.5 million. DeCamillis, who suffered a broken neck, settled with the companies for about $4.5 million.
“They’re very pleased with the results and looking forward to the future and continuing work with the Cowboys,” said attorney Frank Branson, who represented both men. Branson added that both his clients appreciate the way Jones has treated them since the incident.