Elliott case: NFL takes precedence over higher authority
A judge rejected the NFL’s request for speeding up Ezekiel Elliott’s case.It’s up to the next instance – which is a success for Elliott at first glance.
The Ezekiel Elliott case enters the next round.
Amos Mazzant, judge in Texas, rejected the NFL’s request for a quick decision in the running back of the Dallas Cowboys’ running back – which at first glance looks like a success for Elliott.
However, it is a partial success of the NFL that Mazzant’s decision was taken into account in order to present the case at the next higher instance.
Now, the so-called Fifth District will decide whether Elliott’s restraining order – granted by Mazzant – will be maintained and whether it will continue to be entitled to play, or whether it will be lifted, which would cause his six-game suspension to take effect immediately.
Elliott (22) is accused of having violently attacked his girlfriend Tiffany Thompson in June 2016 for several days.The Runnning Back denies these allegations, and the NFL demands a six-game freeze.
Judge Mazzant had put Elliott’s suspension on hold for the time being, considering that Elliott had not received a fair trial from the arbitrator chosen by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.
According to experts, it could take months for a judgement to be passed, which would allow Elliott to complete the entire season.This was already the case in 2015 for Tom Brady in the DeflateGate scandal.This time, the NFL wants to avoid such a scenario as a matter of urgency.