NFLPA filing petition for rehearing with Fifth Circuit in Ezekiel Elliott case

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The NFLPA will file a petition for a rehearing with the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, seeking a full-court review in the Ezekiel Elliott case, via sports attorney Daniel Wallach. A three-judge panel of the Fifth Circuit voted 2-1 to vacate the preliminary injunction on Elliott’s suspension and remanded the case back to district court with instructions to dismiss the case.

PFT reported Thursday that the Texas lawsuit was “not over” yet, despite the ruling, with a refiling one of the legal options the NFLPA could pursue.

The Fifth Circuit granted six en banc — all of the court’s judges — rehearings out of 200 petitions last year, according to Gabe Feldman, the director of the Tulane Sports Law Program.

The NFL reinstated Elliott’s six-game suspension after the Fifth Circuit ruling Thursday.

20 responses to “NFLPA filing petition for rehearing with Fifth Circuit in Ezekiel Elliott case

  1. So he will be playing next Sunday and they will drag this out until the beginning of next season, so that the NFL and their Network will have something to talk about all off season. Pretty obvious the NFL is doing this for exposure.

  2. Ok, I get it. Jones has drawn his redline. Kneel during the anthem will get you benched but beat a woman and he will fight tooth and nail to keep you on the field. Any questions?

  3. This is what the court and law system has become. A “try your luck” game to get the opinion you want. It’s just ludicrous. It’s a waste of money, time and resources.

  4. Did it ever occur to some people Zeke is fighting this because he knows he’s innocent…in fact even the NFLs own invedtigator that they ignored knew he was innocent

  5. cboys4life2014 says:
    October 13, 2017 at 6:18 pm

    Did it ever occur to some people Zeke is fighting this because he knows he’s innocent…
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    Only the intelligent people.

    There’s no way I would ever consent to being falsely branded a domestic abuser by the likes of Roger Goodell and corrupt Giants superfan Lisa Friel.

  6. Brady was railroaded because the league pre-determined the player’s guilt.
    Elliott was railroaded because the league pre-determined the player’s guilt.

    In Brady’s case there’s no clear evidence except we know the NFL manipulated some key data.
    In Elliott’s case there’s some evidence but a clear suggestion his GF made up some key claims.

    In both cases the player was railroaded because the league pre-determined the player’s guilt. And in both cases the player did not get a fair arbitration. BUT there IS one big difference:-

    Brady offers logs to NFL in lieu of his phone – Jerrah agrees this proves shady Brady guilty!
    Elliott offers logs to NFL in lieu of his phone – Jerrah says leader Zeke is still 100% innocent!

    Oh, there’s one other difference – Brady was suspended over a rule that doesn’t apply to players (it’s a team fine: see the Jets’ fine for k-balls a few years ago) but you didn’t mind did you Jerrah?

  7. Zeke is fighting this because he feels like that she deserved every bruise he gave her. And no, the lead investigator did not say he was innocent, just the opposite in fact. Her recomendation was based on the victim’s statements. Only one witness when in fact there were several. She did not know about the victim intake statement and the pictures that supported her version of events. Oh, and if ask Mike Tyson, he will still say he didn’t rape that girl.

  8. It’s idiotic to think the NFL would go on a smear campaign against one of their most exciting, young and marketableplayers. Guys like Elliott make the league a lot of money and there is no incentive to smear the guy from their standpoint. I do not like the NFL as an organization, not in the least, but come on people, does it make any sense for the league to do this without a solid basis? The legal system, especially at its highest level, is inundated with meaningful cases while the NFLPA wants to clog it to fight for a guy getting suspended for a few games, how stupid is that?

  9. “Brady offers logs to NFL in lieu of his phone – Jerrah agrees this proves shady Brady guilty!”
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    And when exactly did Jerry ever say Tom Brady was guilty because of this or any other reason? I don’t ever remember Jerry mentioning Brady at all when asked about his take on it

  10. limakey actually the pictures didn’t support anything and in the end made the whole investigation look like a sham when another said it was impossible to judge bruise aging from a photo….oh and might I add that 1 of the doctors who examined the photos for the NFL agreed with that statement while the other doctor wad “in the hospital” and therefore couldn’t testify at the appeal. And how exactly after 15 months of investigating did she not have everything? She apparently had enough to never change course in her recommendation of no suspension

  11. Cbfan for life: you apparently didn’t follow framegate very closely since Jones was very critical of TB12, he said Tony Romo would never destroy his phone,(the phone that Wells said he did not need, or was even entitled to)he also stated Goodell did a great job! Jones did admit , he never read the Wells report.
    Payback is not fun!

  12. pointtwopsi….Jerry never said Goodell did a good in regards to suspending Brady he said he felt Goodell was doing a good job with all the tough decisions he had to make. That one statement wasn’t all about Brady. I know you Pats fans like to think every statement by every person about anything is about Brady and the rest of em but your wrong. And even if he did make the Romo remark where in your rebuttal exactly did you give any proof that he ever said Brady was guilty? Oh yea you couldn’t

  13. nikk1977 says:
    October 13, 2017 at 6:36 pm

    It’s idiotic to think the NFL would go on a smear campaign against one of their most exciting, young and marketableplayers.
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    They smear campaigned Tom Brady and they are smear campaigning Ezekial Elliott. The reason they are smearing Elliott’s name is because they were grossly incompetent when dealing with the previous two domestic abuse cases.

    The only piece of information you need to know that proves this is a smear campaign is that Lisa Friel, corrupt Giants superfan, recommended a 1-game suspension for Giants kicker, and confirmed abuser, Josh Brown, and a 6-game suspension for Cowboys running back Eziekial Elliott, who had the misfortune to be acquainted with a crazy, vindictive, and jealous ex-girlfriend.

  14. Cboys, the NFL was able to prove when those pictures were taken and they had a couple witnesses who testified she did not have them before. They also proved the injries were consistnet with her intake interview at the hospital describing how she got there. Zeke’s responses were simply unbelieve and basically amounted she ran into wall defense or she beat up by a table at work. Why Kia Roberts made that recommendation without all the evidence is her shame and not the victim’s. Peter Harvey in his telephone conference explained it the best. And the District Attorney believed her. Zeke’s only defense that would have worked if he was able to prove he was in the same apartment during those dates. To produce witnesses that said she fell down alot, she ran into a table, etc. Victim shaming is not a defense because it has nothing to do with the facts of the incidents. His own lawyers said as much when they wanted to use her character as the reason why he inflicted them.

  15. Reality Check for Pat fans regarding Brady’s phone.
    1) He signed an agreement he would fully cooperate in any NFL investigation.
    2) As a member of the NFPLA, he does not have to turn over any evidence that incriminates him, ie his cell phone.
    3) Brady refused the to have an NFLPA represenative at his meeting with Wells.
    4) Brady respecfully said he was not going to do that
    5( Brady never said why he was refusing
    6) Brady never said he destroyed his cell phone
    7) Brady was given the sweetheart deal that he and his lawyer could review all communications and only turn over what was asked for aand their word would be taken.
    8) Brady and his lawyer could have taken his phone and said right there and then there was nothing on it.
    9) Brady could have contacted his cell phone provider and gotten all the texts back.
    10) Brady waited until after he knew that he could not get them back to ask for them back.
    11) His phone logs proves nothing other than the NFL going on a wild goose chase where they could not compel anyone to testify or turn over their phone.
    12) Brady hid behind the NFLPA when it suited him and lied.
    13) Brady has given mutiple reasons why he destroyed his phone and not one of them made sense.

    Brady used excuse after excuse and was never consistent. He destroyed his own credibility with his arrogence and lies.

  16. mmack66 says:
    October 13, 2017 at 6:27 pm

    Only the intelligent people.
    There’s no way I would ever consent to being falsely branded a domestic abuser by the likes of Roger Goodell and corrupt Giants superfan Lisa Friel.

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    There is a lot of smoke here, and there are actions caught on video as well, he’s as guilty as it gets…

    Intelligent people can reason, which you obviously can’t…

     

  17. Point, another reality check. Brady was never asked to turn over his phone, he was asked for any electronic communications regarding the case. He was given a godlden opportunity right there. You must have missed the texts and the 3 judges who agreed that there was clear and convincing evidence that tampering took place and only disagreed with the length of suspension. You also missed the part where Brady was slammed in Federal Court for destroying his cell phone. The judge made it clear that none of the reasons made any sense and that Brady ratched it up from something rather minor to destruction of evidence.

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