Dallas Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott takes the NFL to court

  /  09.01.2017

Ezekiel Elliott, running back for the Dallas Cowboys, is not taking his six-game suspension lightly.

Elliott was suspended by the NFL for violating the league’s personal conduct policy. Elliott was accused of physically assaulting his girlfriend last year, despite the case being dropped after text messages showed the alleged victim conspired to set him up. Despite Elliott going unpunished legally, the NFL conducted its own investigation and found that Elliott “used physical force” against his girlfriend. The result of their findings was a six-game suspension.

On Friday (September 1), the NFL Players’ Association (on behalf of Elliott), filed a request for a temporary restraining order to block the suspension, calling the process “fundamentally unfair.” The suit goes on to say that the six-game punishment “threatens irreparable harm to [Elliott’s] season, career and reputation.”

The NFLPA further implies that the league is plotting against Elliott, saying there is a “League-orchestrated conspiracy by senior NFL executives to hide critical information which would exonerate Elliott.” According to the suit, an investigation was done that proved the running back’s accuser was “not credible in her allegations of abuse and there was insufficient corroborating evidence of her incredible allegations to go forward with any discipline,” yet Elliott was still punished.

The NFLPA is asking, yet again, that the suspension be tossed out.

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

Trending

Morris Brown College (Makeover Edition) | 'Game Cave' presented by McDonald's

In a brand new episode of our series “Game Cave,” we pull up to Morris ...
  /  11.21.2022

Tommy Davidson on his comedy career and being adopted | 'Love & Respect with Killer Mike'

Tommy Davidson appears on an all-new episode of “Love & Respect with Killer Mike” to ...
  /  11.24.2022

McDonald's and REVOLT team up to update Morris Brown's eSports lab

As of today, The Ronald Floyd Thomas Center for eSports and Innovation at Morris Brown ...
  /  11.21.2022

Black is culture | 'Bet on Black'

The remaining contestants meet with special mentors to prep their pitches before moving on to ...
  /  11.21.2022
View More