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NFLPA is filing a restraining order to block arbitrator from upholding Ezekiel Elliott suspension


Ezekiel Elliott

The NFLPA and NFL are once again going to war that could end up in a courtroom. This time though instead of the issue being deflated footballs and Tom Brady, we have domestic violence allegations and Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the National Football League Player’s Association has filed a temporary restraining order Thursday looking to have Texas courts block any suspension upheld by NFL arbitrator Harold Henderson.

Moreover the NFL may have screwed themselves when it came to the Elliott investigation if this whole thing ends up going to court.

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram is reporting the NFL’s lead investigator, Kia Roberts testified that she recommended that Elliott not be suspended. However instead of her recommendation being prominent it ended up not making the cut in the League’s final report. Furthermore, after meeting with Elliott’s ex-girlfriend Tiffany Thompson who made the accusations against Elliott last summer, Roberts was reportedly barred from meeting with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to discuss the matter.

In the end, Elliott’s six-game suspension was recommended by Lisa Friel, the league’s senior vice president for investigations after a 13 month NFL investigation.

As it stands now, Henderson is still in line to make a decision on Elliott’s original six-game suspension however these latest developments certainly add another level to the drama. To add, after pictures showing bruises on Thompson emerged last July, Columbus, Ohio police declined to press charges in the incident citing “conflicting and inconsistent information across all incidents resulting in concern regarding the sufficiency of the evidence.” Deadspin noted a witness told prosecutors Thompson tried to get her to lie about the incident while text messages apparently show that to be the case.

In any sense, this whole Elliott thing is about to get much more complicated and messy.

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