Settlement highly unlikely in Ezekiel Elliott case

AP

Over the weekend, we floated the possibility of the NFL and Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott settling the litigation arising from his six-game suspension. And that balloon won’t float.

Per a league source, the NFL has no interest in resolving the case in any way that would entail Elliott not accepting responsibility for committing domestic violence. With Elliott insisting he did nothing, there’s simply no middle ground.

Elliott possibly would be inclined to accept a short suspension for pulling down a woman’s top at a St. Patrick’s Day parade. But the NFL, we’re told, has no interest in that kind of compromise.

So the litigation arising from the suspension will continue, and the courts will decide whether Elliott is suspended six games, or no games.

30 responses to “Settlement highly unlikely in Ezekiel Elliott case

  1. I don’t understand what the NFL hopes to gain with all of this nonsense.

    Everyone already knows they don’t care about domestic violence, so this is clearly just another lame attempt at an ego boost by Goodell.

  2. No of course they have no interest it’s all just another ploy to keep the boys out of the big game goodell is a worm

  3. limakey says:
    September 11, 2017 at 9:30 pm
    Commissioner is correct. Players must be and will be held accountable.

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    Accountable for what??? There’s no evidence he did anything. Can the police come to your house and hold you accountable for any random thing they want to, without any credible evidence???

  4. playmayker says:
    September 11, 2017 at 10:32 pm
    limakey says:
    September 11, 2017 at 9:30 pm
    Commissioner is correct. Players must be and will be held accountable.

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    Accountable for what??? There’s no evidence he did anything. Can the police come to your house and hold you accountable for any random thing they want to, without any credible evidence???
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    Doesent matter to some people whether there is evidence or not. They just cant let go of their hatred of one team or another for common sense to prevail.

  5. Unlike a majority, I have read all the documents on this case. Elliott’s only defense of the injuries were she may have fallen down the stairs, she may have walked into a table at work. She may have gotten hurt in a fight where no punches were thrown
    He is responsible for the emotional and physical abuse on that girl. And I don’t buy the hickey defense either.

  6. limakey says:
    September 11, 2017 at 9:30 pm

    Commissioner is correct. Players must be and will be held accountable.
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    Oh look, Roger is back.

  7. Mack, the Commissioner has done his job. He has held and will hold players accountable for their actions both on and off the field. He has held coaches and staff members accountable as well. While I think the discipline was very light against the Pats for their felonies against fair play and public trust in the game, I have to be content that Brady and Belichick were punished for cheating.

  8. limakey says:
    September 12, 2017 at 9:36 am

    Mack, the Commissioner has done his job.
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    If he had done his job, he wouldn’t be staring at yet another federal case.

    I also don’t understand why you thing that lies and deceit are a part of his job, and why you are so quick to ignore it.

  9. limakey says:
    September 12, 2017 at 11:03 am

    He did his job and another player is refusing to man up. You ignore the players lies and actions. I do not. The Commissioner is doing his job.
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    According to Goodell, he stayed out of this one, so apparently someone else did his job.

  10. limakey says:
    September 11, 2017 at 9:30 pm
    Commissioner is correct. Players must be and will be held accountable.
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    They should probably be proven guilty (vs presumed) first.

  11. Mack, after Ray Rice, the Commissioner did exactly what he was advised to do after the investigation. They did it right this time and learned from past mistakes. What I find interesting is that no one who is blaming the Commissioner is giving Zeke a free pass on abuse. There is not one person, other than Zeke and his lawyer that said abuse did not take place. That includes the cops, the District Attorney and Kia Roberts. The defense has not offered any credible evidence how she got the injuries. They have only victim shamed and blamed.

  12. limakey says:
    September 12, 2017 at 7:48 am
    Unlike a majority, I have read all the documents on this case. Elliott’s only defense of the injuries were she may have fallen down the stairs, she may have walked into a table at work. She may have gotten hurt in a fight where no punches were thrown
    He is responsible for the emotional and physical abuse on that girl. And I don’t buy the hickey defense either.
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    I guess I’m raising the BS flag. First and foremost there isn’t much to read (thanks to the NFL). Regardless, i If you had read every document you’d realize this is absolutely a he said\she said situation. Nothing more and nothing less. The very nature of that means the credibility on BOTH sides need to be inspected. Her side certainly was but was summarily dismissed. Curious.

    It’s funny how you claim Elliot “is responsible for the emotional and physical abuse on that girl” despite the fact the lead investigator who has infinitely more information than all of us came to the exact opposite conclusion. I guess we’re back to the “totality of the case” angle again?

  13. fireroger says:
    September 12, 2017 at 12:00 pm
    limakey says:
    September 12, 2017 at 7:48 am
    Unlike a majority, I have read all the documents on this case. Elliott’s only defense of the injuries were she may have fallen down the stairs, she may have walked into a table at work. She may have gotten hurt in a fight where no punches were thrown
    He is responsible for the emotional and physical abuse on that girl. And I don’t buy the hickey defense either.
    ==============================
    I guess I’m raising the BS flag. First and foremost there isn’t much to read (thanks to the NFL). Regardless, i If you had read every document you’d realize this is absolutely a he said\she said situation. Nothing more and nothing less. The very nature of that means the credibility on BOTH sides need to be inspected. Her side certainly was but was summarily dismissed. Curious.

    It’s funny how you claim Elliot “is responsible for the emotional and physical abuse on that girl” despite the fact the lead investigator who has infinitely more information than all of us came to the exact opposite conclusion. I guess we’re back to the “totality of the case” angle again?
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    And again let’s dismiss the whole bad fight thing.

    What Elliott said was in response to the question how did she get the bruises.

    How is he supposed to answer that? I don’t know how she got the bruises, maybe she fell down stairs, walked into a table

  14. limakey says:
    September 12, 2017 at 11:52 am
    Mack, after Ray Rice, the Commissioner did exactly what he was advised to do after the investigation. They did it right this time and learned from past mistakes. What I find interesting is that no one who is blaming the Commissioner is giving Zeke a free pass on abuse. There is not one person, other than Zeke and his lawyer that said abuse did not take place. That includes the cops, the District Attorney and Kia Roberts. The defense has not offered any credible evidence how she got the injuries. They have only victim shamed and blamed.
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    They did it right this time. LMFAO The committee that recommended discipline to the commissioner completely ignored the advice of their lead investigator after 12+ months of investigation! Go it right ?!!?!?!? Absolutely mind numbing. Under no scenario did they get it right.

    The whole victim shaming angle is nothing more than the deflategate cell phone. Something to distract people from realizing the NFL frame job. Nothing more. Nothing less. When you have clear evidence from Thompson trying to extort Elliot, you officially remove the right to use the victim shaming angle. Full stop.

  15. FireRoger, if you had read any thing on this and read all the documents, you would know that this any thing but he said/she said case. You are too intelligent to believe otherwise. Because you would already know the lead investigator believes violence took place. She did not have access or know about the physical evidence of the pictures. Her intake statement has been proven to be the truth on how she suffered those injuries. Surely you would have known that the cops, the District Attorney believed she was telling the truth. And in what world does an investigator have any say over punishment? Especially when they just interviewed one witness? There were other witnesses. But you know all that right? You just hate the Commissioner so much that you would rather trash him then admit the truth that Elliott abused that girl and is victim shaming her. Admit it game day performance is the only thing you care about.

  16. John Henry, there is a lot to read on this. You just have to look for it. Zeke has no explaintion for those injuries. A transcript of a telephone conference from one of the four advisors on the case explains this. She was believed because of her intake interview as it compared to the photos. You are forgetting they also had a domestic violence expert and doctors who concluded the injuries were consistent with her intake interview and description of the events.

  17. limakey says:
    September 12, 2017 at 12:23 pm
    FireRoger, if you had read any thing on this and read all the documents, you would know that this any thing but he said/she said case. You are too intelligent to believe otherwise. Because you would already know the lead investigator believes violence took place. She did not have access or know about the physical evidence of the pictures. Her intake statement has been proven to be the truth on how she suffered those injuries. Surely you would have known that the cops, the District Attorney believed she was telling the truth. And in what world does an investigator have any say over punishment? Especially when they just interviewed one witness? There were other witnesses. But you know all that right? You just hate the Commissioner so much that you would rather trash him then admit the truth that Elliott abused that girl and is victim shaming her. Admit it game day performance is the only thing you care about.
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    I won’t run away from my bias against Goodell. He’s an inept moron and shouldn’t be handling player discipline in any manner. This is just the latest example as to why. I’ve lost all hope he has the ability to act fairly and consistently. That said, I won’t stop advocating for the thought of that ideal. Regardless of whatever despicable act that might warrant disciplinary action. Trust me, I could give two flying fig newtons about game day performance.

    You’re also intelligent enough to understand why. More so when the NFL player discipline process intentionally stands above the law of the land. I think we should both be able to see the peril associated with that. With a case the judicial system would have a hard time proving under optimal circumstances. The judicial system can’t prove it but the NFL can. Why don’t we let that marinade a bit.

    Couple that with the fact Roberts could have never been hired and the outcome would have been the exact same. Not know about or not have access to the photos? It’s laughable to suggest Roberts would interview everybody in question and either 1) not know about physical abuse or 2) not think to verify it actually took place. Quite simply, if the cops, DA and Roberts all tell you not to move forward and you do so anyway, you get what you deserve. The point about violence taking place is ringing hollow. The NFL asked 2 medical opinions based solely and exclusively on photographic evidence alone. They sure do prove something physical took place. Unfortunately the other portion of the medical analysis puts the time of involvement in question. So when Elliot responds to that, naturally it’s victim shaming. Right?

  18. The NFL’s own medical investigators said that the bruises didn’t occur at the same time that she was with Zeke.

    The NFL ignored and/or suppressed every bit of available evidence and testimony that would have exonerated him, and decided to go ahead and brand his as a domestic abuser, for no other reason than to try and make up for the league’s past incompetence on domestic violence.

    If that is Goodell doing his job, then he needs to resign or be fired.

  19. FireRoger, again you are ignorant of the facts. Not one single agency ever told the NFL to drop it. In fact the District Attorney even said she only at first did not tell the truth about one incident but later told the friend not to lie. The District Attorney, Peter Harvey and the other three advisors all believed that domestic violence occurred. You are ignorant of the facts and all you care about is game day performance. You know for a fact that hundreds and hundreds of games where the police have ignored or hid evidence to protct the players. The fact that the NFL believed her over him just pisses you off. You are a true supporter of the abuser.

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