Settlements Reached In Accident at Cowboys Practice Facility

Dallas Cowboys special teams coach Joe DeCamilis and scout Rich Behm reached financial settlements with two companies controlled by Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, the Associated Press reports.

DeCamilis suffered a broken vertebrae and Behm was paralyzed from the waist down when the Cowboys' practice facility collapsed in high winds on May 2, 2009.

Attorney Frank Branson tells the AP that the two men received $5 million apiece to settle the lawsuits against Cowboys Center Ltd and Blue Star Development Co, both of which are controlled by Jones.

Branson adds that a previous lawsuit brought against Summit Structures LLC, the Pennsylvania-based builder of the complex, were settled for a total of $24 million, with Behm receiving $19.5M and DeCamilis receiving $4.5 million.

Both men continue to work for the Cowboys.

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