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Elliott's lawyers say National Football League is more concerned about PR than fairness

Elliott's lawyers say National Football League is more concerned about PR than fairness”

The Cowboys will visit the Denver Broncos on Sunday.

Last Friday, a federal judge in Texas issued the injunction based in part on the conclusion that the NFL's process did not afford Elliott fundamental fairness. The NFL appealed decison and asked Mazzant to make a ruling on an emergency stay of his own decision by end of business on Thursday. If that happens, the appeal could be heard in a matter of weeks, meaning that an National Football League victory on appeal could result in Elliott being suspended for games later this season, possibly including any postseason games for which the Cowboys might qualify (or early 2018 games should they not play enough postseason games to fulfill it). The judge pointed to, among other things, the failure to compel testimony from Elliott's accuser, the failure to compel testimony from Commissioner Roger Goodell, and the failure to require the league to produce to Elliott the notes of its interviews of the accuser. If that decision did come next week, and if it favored the NFL, Elliott would have to begin serving his suspension with the Cowboys' Week 3 game in Arizona.

In its emergency motion, the National Football League reiterated previous arguments that Elliott's attorneys sued prematurely because arbitrator Harold Henderson had yet to rule on the running back's appeal of the suspension. The running back denied the allegations under oath during the appeal.

At the heart of the NFL's ongoing legal argument, for the stay and in the larger context: It claims it is likely to prevail on appeal because the District Court in Texas lacks jurisdiction over the case, and even if the District Court is found to have jurisdiction, the league believes it will win its appeal on its merits. As for the National Football League, a bad light is also being cast on them by people who believe that Roger Goodell's office is on a witch hunt akin to what they did to Tom Brady during the peak of Deflategate.

The NFL contends Mazzant's ruling was an unnecessary interference in the league's labor deal with the players. "The misguided order. should be stayed and then promptly reversed".

Again, while the National Football League hopes a ruling on the stay by Tuesday, Lockhart admits it could take up to two weeks. The NFL has maintained that it followed all procedures for discipline in the collective bargaining agreement. Elliott was suspended for six games without pay on August 11 by the NFL for violating the league's personal conduct policy.

Elliott, who was not arrested nor charged in the case, maintains his innocence after being accused of assaulting his former girlfriend, Tiffany Thompson. Prosecutors in Columbus, Ohio, decided about a year ago not to pursue the case in the city where Elliott starred for Ohio State, citing conflicting evidence.



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