Behm, DeCamillis settle up with Jerry Jones
Paralyzed Dallas Cowboys scout Rich Behm and special teams coach Joe DeCamillis have settled lawsuits against companies owned by Jerry Jones.
Behm and DeCamillis were engaged in litigation against companies run by the Cowboys owner as a result of the collapse of the team’s practice facility more than a year ago. Behm was paralyzed from the waist and below and DeCamillis suffered a neck injury.
According to Aman Betheja of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Behm and DeCamillis will each receive $5 million from Jones’ companies. That is in addition to $24 million in settlements from Summit Structures LLC of Allentown, Pa., and its parent company, Canadian-based Cover-All Building Systems.
According to their Dallas-based attorney Frank Branson, Behm will receive $24.5 million total and DeCamillis will get $9.5 million. DeCamillis suffered broken vertebra in his neck when the practice facility collapsed in high winds on May 2, 2009.
Behm and DeCamillis expect to remain employed by the Cowboys. The team declined comment, according to the report. They were suing Blue Star Development Co. and Cowboys Center Ltd., both companies held by Jones.
“Mr. Jones and his organization treated Rich and Joe like they were family," Branson told the Star-Telegram.
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