Omission by National Football League in Ezekiel Elliott investigation may result in no suspension

Ezekiel Elliott

Elliott is not waiting that long for a decision.

The union's filing calls for the court to vacate any ban of Elliott, accusing the NFL's appeal process of being "fundamentally unfair" and citing new facts revealed during this week's hearing.

Elliott was banned for six games last month after a year-long investigation into a domestic violence case in OH, even though prosecutors had decided not to pursue a case against him after accusations from his former girlfriend Tiffany Thompson.

Per a source, Roberts' recommendation was not included in the investigative report following the 13-month investigation. Based on the league's to-date bungling of the situation, we would at this point bet on Elliott playing against the Giants next Sunday night. Sep.

The NFL Players Association is interested in how the league came to the conclusion that six games was an appropriate punishment and if Goodell's role had any role in determining the discipline, ESPN reported.

Friel testified that she was aware of Roberts' concerns and also confirmed that Roberts was not asked to attend the meeting.

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The fact that Roberts led the investigation but wasn't included in the punishment process makes the NFLPA believe that it will have a strong case against the National Football League if Elliott's appeal has to go to federal court. According to ESPN's Dan Graziano, Roberts was the only figure associated with the NFL's case against Elliott to interview his accuser, Tiffany Thompson.

Kia Roberts is the director of investigations for the NFL. Appeals officer Harold Henderson is under pressure to have a ruling by Monday.

The Cowboys open the regular season against the Giants on September 10. He would be eligible to play until his case is resolved. That is the assumption the Cowboys are operating on, according to a source.

Elliott is appealing a six-game suspension for domestic violence. Many are speculating Elliott will still be suspended, but that the amount of games will be reduced. Elliott wouldn't be eligible to return until the week of the Cowboys' game against the Washington Redskins on October 29.

Want to know why there's so much distrust of Goodell's decisions?

The union also claims, Elliott and the NFLPA were denied the rights of a fair procedure when Henderson would not grant their request to have Thompson testify.




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