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NFLPA files lawsuit to vacate Ezekiel Elliott suspension

NFLPA files lawsuit to vacate Ezekiel Elliott suspension

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.

But Roberts was not at the meeting, where Friel recommended a six-game suspension to Goodell.

Elliott testified in his defense on Tuesday, and the NFLPA provided a medical forensics expert testified the same day to look of photographic evidence of the injuries of Tiffany Thompson - the alleged victim and Elliott's ex-girlfriend.

It's those failures of the process that Elliott and the NFLPA attacked during the appeal hearing and plan to exploit if they have to go to federal court to seek a temporary injunction. The NFL didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. The Star-Telegram's report that Roberts recommended no suspension and that her recommendations were not included in the NFL's 160-page report on the matter would appear to increase the chances that the suspension will be reduced or challenged in court. According to ESPN, Roberts was the only National Football League investigator to interview Tiffany Thompson, the accuser.

Kratch's final Giants 53: Does Geno make it? The filing alleges Roberts was purposely left out of the loop. And her statements seem to corroborate the testimony from Roberts with regard to potential discipline for Elliott.

"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 union wrote.

Elliott was never charged or arrested in the incident as the Columbus, Ohio, city attorney's office cited inconsistent and misleading information from Thompson. However, her testimony at Elliott's appeal hearing appears to indicate that she wasn't included in the process associated with meting out discipline. The Eagles host the Cowboys in Week 11 and are at Dallas in Week 17; the Redskins host the Cowboys in Week 8 and are at Dallas in Week 13.

Our models project Elliott for 916.2 rushing yards, 301.9 receiving yards, and 8.5 touchdowns, assuming he plays only 10 games this season.



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