Ezekiel Elliott's Six-Game Suspension Upheld After Appeal

Ezekiel Elliott's Six-Game Suspension Upheld After Appeal

She was his girlfriend at the time.

Last week's appeal hearing revealed that the NFL's lead investigator in the case had written a memo raising questions about Thompson's credibility and recommended no sanction be issued against Elliott. It had been reported earlier Tuesday that Elliott would play regardless if a ruling had come down on Tuesday or later in the week.

"That Kia Roberts' information was not provided to others, that's categorically false", McCarthy said. She was prohibited from conveying her views to both Commissioner Roger Goodell and the advisory committee that was paneled to make recommendations to the Commissioner.

If league-appointed arbitrator Harold Henderson rules to uphold the suspension, the court could issue a stay as it reviews the case - a move that would allow Elliott to avoid being suspended at the start of the season.

Elliott will still get to play this Sunday versus the New York Giants. He attended Tuesday's hearing in Sherman, about 65 miles north of Dallas, sitting quietly in a suit and tie and facing away from the audience and mostly toward the judge. They determined he used physical force against his ex-girlfriend, Tiffany Thompson, last summer in Ohio.

The police report said investigators spoke to four witnesses who said they did not see any assault, and Elliott has denied the charges.

Why did he file a lawsuit? "Mr. Elliott is looking forward to having his day in federal court where the playing field will be level and the National Football League will have to answer for its unfair and unjust practices".

One thing will never change — the Giants and Cowboys don't like each other
One thing will never change — the Giants and Cowboys don't like each other

It's expected that Henderson's ruling on Elliott's suspension will arrive before the close of business Tuesday, the deadline for which Elliott's salary status for Week 1 would need be determined.

"The withholding of this critical information from the disciplinary process was a momentous denial of the fundamental fairness required in every arbitration and, of course, does not satisfy federal labor law's minimal due process requirements", the lawsuit said.

Unlike the substance abuse policies, the personal conduct policy was not collectively bargained with the NFL Players Association.

Elliott has since appealed the NFL's decision and has testified under oath that he did not touch Thompson.

Collins reiterated his feelings about Elliott's suspension, which he voiced when the running back was first given his punishment nearly a month ago. But the lawsuit seeks to pre-empt Henderson's ruling.

Elliott is now facing a six-game suspension for allegedly abusing his ex-girlfriend Tiffany Thompson. Prosecutors in OH didn't pursue the case, citing conflicting evidence.

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