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Judge orders Jerry Jones of the Cowboys to undergo a paternity test

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Arkansas – In a legal battle with a 26-year-old woman who says the billionaire is her biological father, a judge has ordered Jerry Jones, owner of the Dallas Cowboys, to submit to a paternity test.

In a paternity case launched by Alexandra Davis, who previously claimed in a different lawsuit that she was created as a result of a relationship Jones had with her mother in the mid-1990s, a Texas judge issued the order for DNA testing on Thursday.

Although Jones’ lawyers have stated in court documents that they intend to appeal the ruling, they did not immediately reply to requests for comment on Friday. Andrew Bergman, one of Davis’ attorneys, confirmed the choice but made no further comments right away. In March, Davis filed a lawsuit against Jones in Dallas County, requesting that the court nullify a contract that Davis said her mother, Cynthia Davis, had made with Jones two years before to her birth. Jones apparently agreed to help them financially as part of the 1998 deal as long as they didn’t publicly identify him as Alexandra’s father, but the married Cowboys owner denied this.

In April, Davis decided not to pursue that action, stating that she would instead try to establish Jones’ paternity. That month, she started the paternity case.

Associate Judge T. Jones Abendroth announced on Thursday that she would allow Davis’ request to have Jones undergo DNA testing “after careful review.”

In 1963, Jones wed Gene, who would become his wife. They have three kids, all of whom work in the Cowboys’ front office. The team’s president and general manager is Jerry Jones.

In her initial case, Cynthia Davis alleged that after they met while she was working for American Airlines out of Little Rock, Arkansas, Jones “pursued” her after their marriage.

According to reports, their agreement called for Jones to pay Cynthia Davis $375,000 and for Alexandra Davis to receive lump sum payments at the ages of 24, 26, and 28 as well as “certain monthly, yearly, and special financing” from a trust up until that point.

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