Cowboys file grievance against Jay Ratliff

The Dallas Cowboys want their money back, at least some of it.

They filed a grievance against former Cowboys defensive tackle Jay Ratliff, according to ESPN Dallas.

Ratliff now plays for the Chicago Bears.

Per the report, the Cowboys want back part of a $10 million signing bonus from 2011 and part of a $1.34 million base salarie and money owed on a luxury suite.

Although the report states that the Cowboys know it will be tough to get money back from Ratliff, they want to "make a statement."

There were disputes between the team and Ratliff about his treatment of groin injuries that eventually required sports hernia surgery.

"It just stems from him not playing for us under the pretense of injury, and then days later playing for someone else," Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said. "We just have a complaint and we'll see where we take it from there."

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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