Ezekiel Elliott ruling not expected Monday

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The clock is ticking on arbitrator Harold Henderson, and many expect he’ll rule on Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott‘s suspension on Monday. Currently, that’s unlikely.

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Henderson isn’t expected to issue a ruling until Tuesday, at the earliest.

If Henderson doesn’t issue a ruling by Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. ET, Elliott automatically will be available for Week One against the Giants. At 6:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Judge Amos L. Mazzant III will hear arguments regarding the effort to block the suspension pending outcome of the lawsuit filed by Elliott on Friday.

Henderson’s work will necessitate consideration of hundreds of pages of testimony and even more pages of investigative reports and other documents. And he’ll need to craft a ruling that will be highly scrutinized by the media and, inevitably, the court system.

If Henderson rules in favor of Elliott and overturns the suspension, the NFL will have no recourse and the case will end.

19 responses to “Ezekiel Elliott ruling not expected Monday

  1. Probably the only good thing that will come out of the suspension being overturned completely is that Roger Goodell will come out of it looking like a fool….again!

  2. It’s a kangaroo court framed by the negotiated right of Goodell to rule under the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

    So, they find Zake guilty – already has, 6 games out- and then, just like Brady, the US Circuit court won’t re-rule, won’t re-hear the case. GUILTY!! All they’ll do is rule if the NFL “has the right”, and they do have the right”.

    What I don’t get is why this evidence doesn’t line up. You’ve got law-enforcement professionals running this investigation and I t’s disorganized and unreliable. Goodell has now overseen problematic disciplinary events with Ray Rice, twice,, Greg Hardy, Josh Brown (errors that were supposed to be avoided because of safeguards NOW put in place), now Zeke.

    I’m no Cowboy fan, but Dez’s catch was a catchand I don’t see a preponderance of the Zeke evidence. The victim was considered unreliable by NFL personnel. Goodell has to go.

  3. It seems that Goodell holds some team’s fan-base by the nads at the start of every season. If it hasn’t happened to your team yet, it will.

  4. Seems it would be in the NFL’s best interest to just overturn the suspension based on the flub of NFL evidence. Their case seems so week with their documentation, but what I have read of Zeke’s appeal (his side of the story) it seems like his attorneys are ready to destroy the NFL’s ruling. Based on evidence aside from witness testimony, I cannot come to any conclusion that Zeke has did it. If he did he deserves to disappear, but for real, if he did not, what a way to have you life messed with, your career messed with, and your team messed with.

  5. staffordisbetterthanyourteamsqb says:
    September 4, 2017 at 5:37 pm

    No court should have anything to do with this situation. It’s a league matter that should be handled by the league
    Because we’ve seen just how honest and transparent the NFL’s investigations have been?

  6. Why do so many people compare this to deflategate? Other than it being high profile players there isn’t much that is alike.

    The 2nd district court ruling on Rodgers powers wasn’t saying he could just do what he wants. They said the CBA gave him power to give a ruling and oversee the appeal. Which it does. Nowhere in it does it say he can do that without any credible evidence. All he needs is a more than likely it could have happened evidence even if it’s 51-49 in his favor. Rodger oversaw the appeal of Brady not someone else. That’s just one difference.

    2 of 3 judges ruled based on the fact that the patriots 11 balls were at an avg 11.30 psi instead of 11.32 to 11.52 psi like the weather would suggest and that Brady destroyed his phone that Rodger had enough reasonable doubt and power with his given authority to oversee the appeal, to suspend him on that alone. If Brady had enough evidence to convince them all of the NFL findings were wrong then maybe the outcome would have been different.

    In Zekes case you have the lead investigators opinion being totally ignored. A less than credible accuser. Phony doctors that claim to be able to date a bruise from a picture. This is evidence the NFLPA brought to light. The only thing the NFL has at this point is Zeke and Thompson were in the same room together at some point. They are finding some many other wholes in the argument of the NFL that it is unlikely to hold up in court. This isn’t an argument of what Rodger has the power to do. The process in which the suspension was given is what’s in question.

    All Zeke would need is 1 of those 3 judges to go his way that didn’t go Brady’s. Brady could have appealed for all 22 judges to hear the appeal but he chose not to. Who knows what would have happened. To say the 2nd district court ruled this way so this is what’s going to happen to Zeke makes it sound like they all were against Brady which wasnt the case at all.

    You have a player (Brown) who admitted to DV get 1 game. A player being accused getting 6… What are we talking about here? If we had another deflategate scenario to compare it to then maybe you’d have more of an argument. There however is one to compare Zekes too. They obviously weren’t handled the same.

  7. They have by all means been transparent and honest.

    They are honest that they are out for whatever makes them the most money, and they are transparent about the fact that they will do whatever is necessary to keep people paying and talking about them.

    When are these moronic players going to learn, if you put yourself in a bad situation, they will use you for the Jerry Springer portion of the NFL. Is he or isn’t he guilty, it doesn’t matter because this isn’t a court room. All that matters is what the fans want since they put up the money.

    This really isn’t brain surgery. You want to think that it is, but they have you hook line and sinker.

  8. redlikethepig says:
    September 4, 2017 at 7:10 pm

    Innocent in Texas … guilty everywhere else.

    Innocent in Ohio too.

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