NFLPA thinks strong case can be made to challenge Ezekiel Elliott's suspension

NFLPA thinks strong case can be made to challenge Ezekiel Elliott's suspension

NFLPA thinks strong case can be made to challenge Ezekiel Elliott's suspension

The NFL players' union sued the league on behalf of Ezekiel Elliott late Thursday night, seeking to vacate the upcoming ruling of an arbitrator on the appeal of the Dallas running back's six-game suspension in a domestic violence case. Now waiting for league arbitrator Harold Henderson to make his ruling, Elliott's chances of getting the suspension reduced or eliminated completely may have been aided by an NFL investigator. The NFL still conducted its own investigation and decided based off their information that Elliott deserved a suspension. However, her testimony at Elliott's appeal hearing appears to indicate that she wasn't included in the process associated with meting out discipline. You mean to tell me prosecutors in OH decided not to bring chargers against Elliott, and the only person who interviewed Elliott's accuser said there's no suspension here ... and yet he got six games?

During the appeal hearing there was testimony that Friel barred Roberts from the meeting, a source said. The three-day appeal hearing wrapped up Thursday and Henderson is expected to make a decision next week.

If Elliott's full suspension is upheld on appeal, he would be barred from taking part in any team activities starting on September 2 unless the court issues a stay.

That became glaringly evident early Friday morning when ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that the NFLPA filed a temporary restraining order in Texas. The court would be asked to consider the "unfair processes" during the stay, allowing Elliott to play while matters were resolved in court.

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If the suspension is upheld, Elliott and the NFL Players Association could still potentially take the case to federal court.

"Elliott's defense team consists of his attorneys, Frank Salzano and Scott Rosenblum, as well as two attorneys from the NFLPA, Jeffrey Kessler and Heather McPhee, who both have had previous litigation success against National Football League".

On top of that, the NFLPA claims, Elliott and the union were denied the rights of a fair procedure when Henderson would not grant their request to have [Elliott's accuser] testify.

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