Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has received a slap on the wrist for giving Cowboys game tickets, airfare and hotel rooms to police officers in Arkansas, according to multiple reports.
The gifts to North Little Rock police and their families, toward the end of the 2016 season, were valued at $300,000, according to The Dallas Morning News, and violated ethics laws, making Jones, an Arkansas native, subject to light censure by the state’s Ethics Commission.
Jones, who appeared before the commission to defend his gifts, reportedly said he viewed them as a positive message to police for their volunteer work when not on duty rather than a reward for doing their jobs. In fact, Jones reportedly felt so strongly about it that he wouldn’t accept a settlement in the case.
The commission ruled that the officers were wrong in thinking that the gifts were acceptable, and the North Little Rock City Council passed a resolution declaring the gifts compensation.
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