The NFL will have its final ruling on Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott’s appeal of his 6-game domestic violence suspension, USA Today’s Tom Pelissero reports.
The NFLPA filing says Harold Henderson has informed the parties he'll rule on Zeke appeal by close of business today. So here we go.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) September 5, 2017
Harold Henderson, a former league executive, heard Elliott’s appeal last week.
Elliott, a former Ohio State running back, filed his notice of appeal with the NFL on Aug. 15, four days after the league issued his suspension. The NFLPA filed for a restraining order to attempt to block the suspension on Friday. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Thursday that “there’s a real chance he could have some time knocked off” his suspension.”
From Schefter’s report on Friday:
The NFLPA’s filing calls for the court to vacate any suspension of Elliott, accusing the league’s appeal process of being “fundamentally unfair” and citing new facts revealed during this week’s hearing that wrapped up Thursday.
Elliott’s six-game suspension came after an NFL investigation into allegations that Elliott was physically violent with a woman on multiple occasions during a four-day period in July 2016. The former Ohio State running back was not charged by law enforcement due to “conflicting and inconsistent information” from the witness.
Here’s the NFL’s press release issued following the suspension:
Here’s the league’s press release on the Ezekiel Elliott suspension pic.twitter.com/4cdCIlnVrT
— Bill Barnwell (@billbarnwell) August 11, 2017
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