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NFLPA “seething” over accusation of victim shaming

The NFL took the Ezekiel Elliott case to the proverbial next level on Wednesday by accusing the NFL Players Association of “spreading derogatory information to the media” about Tiffany Thompson, who has accused Elliott of domestic violence. The NFLPA publicly denounced the accusation in no uncertain terms. Privately, the NFLPA feels even more strongly about [more]

Special edition PFT Live podcast breaks down the Elliott developments

With multiple developments in the Ezekiel Elliott case after Wednesday’s PFT Live concluded, today was an appropriate day to tape a special edition of the PFT Live podcast. So we did. And it’s available for late-evening/early-morning listening to get you up to speed on everything that has happened in the Elliott case. You can download [more]

Lucky Whitehead to undergo surgery on foot

Jets receiver Lucky Whitehead probably should consider going by something other than “Lucky” after the training camp he has had. Whitehead will undergo surgery on his broken foot, coach Todd Bowles said Wednesday. Whitehead was injured in Monday’s practice, and a 4-6 week timeline for his return already was expected. But a second opinion determined [more]

Rico Gathers out with a concussion

Cowboys tight end Rico Gathers has shown off the progress he’s made since trading in his basketball uniform for a football one in Dallas’ first two preseason games, but he probably won’t be making it three strong outings in a row this week. Coach Jason Garrett said on Wednesday that Gathers has been diagnosed with [more]

Death of Texas “Bathroom Bill” could pave way for 2018 NFL Draft

The death of a Texas “Bathroom Bill,” which targeted transgender people, puts North Texas back in line to host the 2018 NFL Draft. It marks the second time that North Carolina-style bathroom restrictions have failed to pass in Texas. The Cowboys long have played the role of favorite for the draft, but the NFL has [more]

NFLPA accuses NFL of “stooping to new lows”

It’s been obvious all week that the Ezekiel Elliott case will become ugly and nasty and mean. An unexpected skirmish emerged on Wednesday when NFL spokesman Joe Lockhart (who previously served as White House Press Secretary for Bill Clinton) accused the NFL Players Association of spreading derogatory information about Elliott’s accuser, Tiffany Thompson. “The public [more]

NFL’s attack on NFLPA raises several questions

The NFL has aggressively challenged the NFL Players Association with the contention that the union has been “spreading derogatory information to the media” about Tiffany Thompson, who has accused Ezekiel Elliott of domestic violence. So how does the NFL know this? Are their employee/reporters blowing the whistle on the union? Of the three major articles [more]

NFL accuses NFLPA of shaming Ezekiel Elliott’s accuser

The NFL is firing back at what they consider victim-blaming in the case of Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott. The league just put out a statement from executive vice president of communications Joe Lockhart which pointed the blame directly at the players union for spreading the information. “Over the past few days we’ve received multiple [more]

Harold Henderson isn’t a truly impartial arbitrator

Harold Henderson is an independent arbitrator. Unless he isn’t. It’s an issue that has come up in the past, and with Henderson now appointed to handle the Ezekiel Elliott appeal it will come up again. The NFL and NFLPA have disputed whether Henderson, a former NFL executive, is truly independent. While he isn’t a current [more]

NFL announces Harold Henderson will handle Ezekiel Elliott appeal

The first, and most important, decision regarding the Ezekiel Elliott has been made. The NFL has announced (as a practical matter) that Harold Henderson will handle the Elliott appeal. Under the labor deal, the Commissioner has the ability to handle the appeal personally or delegate it to someone else. Many believed Goodell would handle it [more]

NFL report shows Tiffany Thompson suggested blackmailing Elliott over sex videos

The NFL won’t be releasing the 160-page investigative report generated in the Ezekiel Elliott case. And maybe we’re starting to see why. Via Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports, the report contains a text-message exchange in which Thompson discusses with a friend the idea of selling sex tapes of herself and Elliott. At one point, the [more]

Jerry Jones is being quiet for a very good reason

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is rarely quiet about anything. In the five days since the NFL imposed a six-game suspension on running back Ezekiel Elliott, Jones amazingly has said nothing. Not a thing. Not a word. Not a peep. All he’s said is that he’ll eventually say something. Here’s why he’s being quiet. Jones recognizes [more]

Dez Bryant: Ezekiel Elliott “has all of our support”

While Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott awaits a decision on his appeal on a six-game suspension levied by the NFL earlier this week, wide receiver Dez Bryant was quick to express his support of the team’s star rusher. “Zeke has all of our support,” Bryant said, via Jon Machota of the¬†Dallas Morning News. “Zeke knows [more]

Jerry Jones says Jaylon Smith will make debut this week against Colts

It been nearly 600 days since Cowboys linebacker Jaylon Smith last played in a football game. His wait will come to an end on Saturday. According to Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said after practice on Tuesday that Smith will play against the Indianapolis Colts this week. Smith last [more]

Jerry Jones still not talking about Ezekiel Elliott suspension

Since March, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has insisted Ezekiel Elliott had done nothing to warrant a suspension and would not be suspended. Four days after the league suspended the star running back for six games, Jones still has not talked publicly about it. Jones missed his annual media party in Malibu on Friday night and [more]

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