Cathy Lanier picks Cowboys' Elliott to send message — LOVERRO

Cathy Lanier picks Cowboys' Elliott to send message — LOVERRO

Cathy Lanier picks Cowboys' Elliott to send message — LOVERRO

Ezekiel Elliott has been adamant he should not be suspended.

SportsDay Cowboys insider Kate Hairopoulos has your updates on the league's response, including what it says is the NFLPA's inability to demonstrate that Elliott will suffer "irreparable" harm, or that the harms weigh in his favor.

That's because Elliott is expected to play in Week 1 for the Giants at Cowboys tilt on Sunday night. Why?

The NFL also filed a motion opposing the NFLPA's request for a temporary restraining order, essentially arguing that even if the court chose to hear the case, it should still deny the temporary restraining order because courts must defer to the collectively bargained arbitration process and the arbitrator's decision. If the court grants the NFL's dismissal, Elliott will be immediately subject to the NFL's discipline.

"We received Arbitrator Harold Henderson's decision to uphold Mr. Elliott's suspension of six games". But the lawsuit seeks to pre-empt Henderson's ruling.

But a delay in the decision would wreak havoc on his court case. "Ezekiel found out, and I blocked Lucky from my phone". He is entitled to deference on those judgments absent irregularities not present here. "Once again, the commissioner relied on a variety of evidence and not one single statement from a single witness". If the appeal isn't decided on by Tuesday then the suspension gets delayed by a week. Or, he could play Week 1, then come back for Week 9's matchup with the Kansas City Chiefs.

If the federal court decides to hear the NFLPA's lawsuit, Elliott's possible suspension could be postponed as it was with Tom Brady's "Deflategate" case. U.S. District Judge Amos L. Mazzant III is set to make his ruling by Friday evening.

Cathy Lanier picks Cowboys' Elliott to send message — LOVERRO
Cathy Lanier picks Cowboys' Elliott to send message — LOVERRO

The Giants won both meetings between the two teams in 2016, beginning with the season opener at AT&T Stadium where they defeated the Cowboys, 20-19. But Henderson sided with Goodell and the league.

"That claim, which remains under review by the arbitrator, is wrong as a factual matter because all of the evidence underlying Roberts' concerns was specifically included in the investigative report and the commissioner was specifically informed of Roberts' concerns", Gambrell wrote. The NFLPA contended that Roberts was kept from conveying that conclusion to Goodell and the outside advisers consulted by Goodell in the case. Kia Roberts' points were made very clearly. The league claims they did nothing wrong in regards to that process.

Players' Union Sues N.F.L. Next step is federal court, where Cowboys star will ask a judge to reduce his suspension. The deliberate exclusion of her recommendations and findings constitutes a failure to follow the NFL's own Personal Conduct Policy, which the League unilaterally imposed and refused to collectively bargain.

The NFL would prefer to move the case to the same federal district in NY that ruled Goodell had acted within his powers when he suspended Brady.

The baseline suspension for this kind of violation is six games, and that's what Roger Goodell issued to Elliott.

That would lead to both sides racing to find favorable jurisdictions, probably in Texas for Elliott and the Southern District of NY for the National Football League, once Henderson's ruling is ultimately announced.

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