Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past couple months, then you’ll know that the NFL has suspended Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott for 6-weeks on accounts of domestic violence. This was met by much disapproval from fans across the NFL, not just in Dallas. Elliott filed for an appeal, and ganged up with the NFLPA to file a temporary restraining order against the NFL, which would effectively nullify the suspension. On Tuesday, September 5th, this seemingly endless saga almost came to an end.
Let’s start with a little backstory. Ezekiel Elliott was accused by his ex-girlfriend of physically abusing her, and she pressed charges against him in a court of law. The court realized there was no actual sustainable evidence and proved his ex, Tiffany Thompson, to not be credible in any way. The court dismissed the case, and life carried on.
But Roger God-dell thought otherwise. Goodell slapped Zeke with the six-week suspension, showing his tyranny yet again. Patriots fans will be very familiar with this situation, as Brady was handed a four-game suspension following a legal court showing his innocence in the “Deflate-Gate” scandal.
Since the announcement of the suspension, Jerry Jones, Stacy Elliott, and a team of lawyers has been dropping news and releasing statements in an attempt to not only fight the suspension, but to intentionally embarrass the NFL.
On top of that, more drama has been released concerning the NFL’s young star. A receipt from a hotel shows that Thompson spent the night with one of Elliott’s teammates, presumably Lucky Whitehead, following their win against Pittsburgh in the 2016 season. Whitehead was released from the team following a misunderstanding revolving a shoplifting charge, but the tension still remains there.
On Tuesday, the NFL decided to delay the problem, rather than admit to their corruption up front. The NFL told a federal court judge that Elliott would be allowed to play on the Cowboys’ Sunday Night game against the NFC East rival Giants. However, this does not mean that the suspension has been overturned, or that the NFL can’t just change its mind on Sunday morning. After all, if they can hand out suspension willy-nilly, what will stop them from screwing over the Cowboys at the last second?
If the suspension does not end up being overturned, Team Elliott will take Roger Goodell and the entire NFL to court, and when a court of law gets to see the evidence that proves that Elliott never laid a harmful hand on Thompson, then Goodell will finally be exposed for the crook that he really is.
It appears as if, for now, Elliott & Co. has managed to bamboozle the NFL.