Judge orders Jerry Jones to submit to paternity test

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A lawsuit filed earlier this year against Cowboys owner Jerry Jones continues to move forward, with a new requirement that he submit to a paternity test.

Alexandra Davis, 26, initiated the case in March against Jones, seeking among other things to establish that he is indeed her father. A motion with the court to compel him to be tested was filed in October, and a hearing occurred on Tuesday.

Via the Dallas Morning News, the court issued the ruling on Thursday. By Friday, lawyers representing the 80-year-old multi-billionaire had already initiated the process of appealing the ruling.

The lawyers argued that, because Davis was born during her mother’s first marriage, the presumed father should be her mother’s husband. Her lawyers argued that, based on a court ruling from Arkansas, she does not have a presumed father.

Although the lawsuit has been characterized as an effort to extort money from Jones, attorney Andrew Bergman insists that Davis merely wants to establish that Jones is her father.

“We’re not asking anything,” Bergman said Friday, via the Dallas Morning News. “It’s just a legal right to have a parent. I think this has been a very emboldening endeavor for her. . . . The irony is I think Jerry Jones would be really proud of her if he really knew her.”

Regardless of how it all plays out, it’s sad — especially during Christmas week. Maybe someone will be visited by a trio of ghosts tonight, and the whole thing will be resolved on Sunday morning.

29 responses to “Judge orders Jerry Jones to submit to paternity test

  1. Only one of two things could be true. One, she is NOT his daughter and this is clearly an extortion attempt. Two, she Is his daughter and she may or may not be entitled to some form of compensation (especially a right to participate in his estate).

    If you wanted to prove the first case, you’d take the paternity test because it would immediately put an end to the situation. If you wanted to avoid the second case, you’d lawyer up and drag this out as long as you could.

  2. Sorry but it’s not sad. No sadder than the millions of other fatherless kids. It’s just a money grab. She’d have zero interest in proving he’s the father if he were a McDonald’s worker.

  3. Jerry must have some complicated estate plan in place with assets already in irrevocable trusts dividing assets among his surviving natural offspring (or something like that) that can’t be unwound so is trying to protect who he thought were his kids. Otherwise, why fight it. In the end, it probably is about money.

  4. If these results are not read live on the Maury Show I am going to be greatly disappointed.

  5. A real man accepts the role of fatherhood, regardless if it costs him money.
    Jerrah’s not a real man.

  6. Man up, Jerry. This is the personal responsibility we preach about. She’s either your daughter or not.

  7. “We are not asking for anything———–Yet!” If it turns out the young lady is indeed Jerry Jones’s illegitimate daughter then her mother wasnt asking anything from him either but look what he gave her,a pregnancy she did not want.her mother obviously gave Jerry something he wanted badly though at the time.if she is his daughter she needs to be included in his will at least.

  8. “Sorry but it’s not sad. No sadder than the millions of other fatherless kids. It’s just a money grab. She’d have zero interest in proving he’s the father if he were a McDonald’s worker.” and you know this as fact, how? do you know her? many adults who have been cruelly abandoned by uncaring fathers as babies try to find them as adults and many succeed to happy relationships.

  9. I’m not a cowboys or a Jones fan. But that being said, why is she entitled to a test? He has supposedly provided a lump sum and monthly payments to her and her mom. And I believe she gets access to funds at various points of her 20s. He just isn’t acknowledging paternity.

    Is he a humanitarian or father of the year? No. But he has provided agreed upon support to her. You can’t make someone be a good coparent – and no one is accusing him of that, but it doesn’t sound like she was financially neglected.

  10. Asked for comment, the potential father said, “Had a very nice conversation with OBJ — we’re not ruling out signing him for a Super Bowl run.”

  11. It is not extortion. He either is or is not the father. If he is, he needs to provide for that child’s welfare and care.

  12. I’ve had many conversations with people over the years who were adopted….even if they had great parents growing up nearly all expressed a desire to at least know who their biological parents are/were. Maybe she does want $ but I have to believe a part of this is just being human. Therefore I’m withdrawing judgement.

  13. She has a right to know if Jones is her father. Now if she is being truthful about the “no money” thing then she should be willing to sign documents that prevent her from going after money if he is indeed her father.

  14. A court is ordering an American citizen to take a paternity test. Why? Seriously. For what purpose other than because a person wants to feel better?

    What constitutional justification exists that provides that a court may order any American citizen to involuntarily submit to any type of test on the basis that someone else has a personal want to satisfy or a personal “need” to know something about another individual?

    I am not defending (or arguing against!) the moral and ethical components of the issue or how JJ has conducted his business in this matter. Not at all.

    As an American citizen I am more concerned about the over-reach of a court whose actions are potentially a violation of another American citizen’s rights to privacy and rights of protection from illegal search and seizure. The Constitution does not provide the right to know the identity of one’s parents.

    I do understand and have great empathy for Ms. Davis. I truly do. But a citizen’s wants end where another citizen’s rights begin.

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