Texas judge may still dismiss Elliott case

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It’s expected that Judge Amos L. Mazzant III will prevent or permit the suspension of Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott on Friday. It’s also possible that Judge Mazzant will, pun obviously intended, punt.

The NFL has requested a dismissal of the case in Texas, arguing that the case filed Tuesday night by the NFL in New York City should take precedence.

If that occurs, Elliott and the NFLPA will quickly mobilize to raise the same argument made in Texas — that Elliott should be allowed to play while the litigation proceeds, since if he eventually wins after he has been suspended it will be impossible to rectify the damage. If the case proceeds in New York, however, the league will be more likely to prevail on the case itself, ensuring that the six-game suspension eventually will be served.

13 responses to “Texas judge may still dismiss Elliott case

  1. The league will win anyway, see the Brady and Peterson precedents. Personal conduct and conduct detrimental are whatever Goodell says they are

  2. John Henry’s Hammer says:
    September 7, 2017 at 9:41 pm
    ……Peterson won against the NFL

    pauldeba says:
    September 7, 2017 at 10:19 pm
    Brady won…
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    In both cases the NFL only lost the initial court decision, they won both appeals. Try to keep up.

  3. However it all plays out with the TRO or injunction, Elliott should consider a civil defamation lawsuit against the NFL. Given everything that’s come out about the case and investigation, it would seem that he has a good case. The defamation suit would not matter what the CBA has to say about Goodell’s power since it would have to determine if Goodell abused his powers in harming Elliott’s name. With Kia Roberts not recommending suspension it can make it look as if Goodell was out to get Elliott. It’s something that should be considered.

  4. No, Brady won because Berman identified the technicalities in the law that Goodell violated, very precisely. The dissenting judge in the appeal agreed. The doofus Chin and Parker couldn’t see something clear as day – that so called “deflated” balls are not akin to a steroids program that includes a several hundred page manual written by medical experts and a formal testing program conducted by lawyers. Judge Herman said it was ,at worst, something with no direct evidence that was akin to towels with stickum and heated balls on the sideline. Yes, we have dopes as federal judges

  5. Elliott should be allowed to play while the litigation proceeds, since if he eventually wins after he has been suspended it will be impossible to rectify the damage.
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    That argument makes no sense. We know how much he makes per game. That is the damage. The fix is to simply pay him for those games IF he happens to win. The Cowboys “he’s our running back” argument sounds good but is not relevant at all.

  6. It doesnt matter if Elliot gets cleared. Brady got cleared too. The league will just go back to court and argue that CBA allows the commisioner to punish whether guilty or not. And thats where the league will win again just like the Brady case, because the CBA does allow that.

  7. …. Brady played a whole year after the initial ruling. Allows the team to make the proper adjustments. If Zeke can do that all is good. If Dallas loses several games early, drop and serve on your terms. Until the. Keep trying to put it off

  8. finnymcphin says:
    September 7, 2017 at 10:33 pm

    In both cases the NFL only lost the initial court decision, they won both appeals. Try to keep up.
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    Regardless of the highly suspect final outcome, Brady won his case.

  9. “That argument makes no sense. We know how much he makes per game. That is the damage. The fix is to simply pay him for those games IF he happens to win. The Cowboys “he’s our running back” argument sounds good but is not relevant at all.”

    The argument makes perfect sense. Players don’t play only for money, they play to win championships and win accolades.

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