Jay Ratliff was cut by the Cowboys in October after saying all season that he wasn’t healthy enough to play. A week after the Cowboys cut him, Ratliff’s agent said he was medically cleared to play, and he soon signed with the Bears and played for them the rest of the year.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is suspicious of that. So suspicious he plans to go after some of the money that he paid Ratliff.
The Dallas Morning News reports that the Cowboys want a portion of Ratliff’s $10 million signing bonus, a portion of his 2013 base salary and the money Ratliff used to purchase a suite at AT&T Stadium.
Jones said he wasn’t happy with the way Ratliff conducted himself.
“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.”
Ratliff played well down the stretch for the Bears last year and this month signed a two-year contract to remain in Chicago.