SI: What to Know About Ezekiel Elliott's Suspension, His Appeal and a Potential Lawsuit

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  1. PA Cowboy Fan

    PA Cowboy Fan Well-Known Member

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    yep and meanwhile other players get 8 or 9 chances and nothing is said about it.
     
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  2. JBond

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    The committee recommended the minimum suspension possible, post Ray Rice. Six is the minimum. Not sure what everyone was expecting. Jerry will look like a moron if he fights to the death for a women beater. None of us know exactly what happened. Maybe Zeke did it, maybe he didn't, but the perception is he did.

    Time to move on and get ready for the Giants.
     
  3. FuzzyLumpkins

    FuzzyLumpkins The Boognish

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    Federal labor law does not allow unequal punishment. Goodell just gave Gillette a two game suspension. There are many more examples.

    The amendment to the conduct policy that is quoted in the NFL's decision states that an arrest, charge, plea deal, or trial are what trigger it. None of those apply.
     
  4. Boyzmamacita

    Boyzmamacita CowBabe Up!!! Zone Supporter

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    Actually the perception is there's no evidence he did. Even giddy Cowboys haters realize this.
     
  5. dogberry

    dogberry Well-Known Member

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    Can Elliott resign from the NFLPA to fight the NFL's use of the CBA?
     
  6. JBond

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    Except for the pictures and the testimony. The prosecution believed the accuser, but didn't believe they would win the case in a town where he is considered a god.
     
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  7. FuzzyLumpkins

    FuzzyLumpkins The Boognish

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    No, the NFLPA is a national trade association and falls under federal law. The US is not a right to work country.
     
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  8. FuzzyLumpkins

    FuzzyLumpkins The Boognish

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    The explain how Junior Gillette got 2 games for beating his wife a year after the new policy was put into effect..
     
  9. Boyzmamacita

    Boyzmamacita CowBabe Up!!! Zone Supporter

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    What do those pictures prove about Elliott? The testimony came from someone the league admitted lied to them. I don't take DV lightly, but Zeke is being railroaded over a questionable accusation by a proven liar.
     
  10. FuzzyLumpkins

    FuzzyLumpkins The Boognish

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    There is no evidence that Zeke caused those bruises. Her testimony is not only not corroborated but contradicted. Then you consider she lied and tried to start a conspiracy to railroad Elliott.

    The NFL knew she lied to police and went to lengths to try and get others to conspire with her. The NFL takes her at face value and puts the onus on Zeke to prove her wrong.

    It's absurd.
     
  11. CowboysWillRise

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    Im yet to hear this explanation from any of the naysayers.
     
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  12. diefree666

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    Hilarious. Keep it up; I need a laugh.
     
  13. Section444

    Section444 Well-Known Member

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    Hopefully the players union fights this stuff more in the next CBA. Whether it's the Cowboys or any other team, one person shouldn't have complete control over the league's enforcement of rules. As to whether Zeke should fight it, why not? If there are similar cases out there where a player served less time, he should definitely fight it. I'd be really disappointed if the players union didn't assist him in fighting it.

    If this suspension is a culmination of all his past events (alleged beating of GF, DJ incident, and St. Patrick's Day), then that's a different story, and it's probably justified; Zeke has been a bit wreckless since entering the league.

    Either way, one man should not have ultimate authority when it comes to a players fate, it should be a committee of both executives and former/present players.
     
  14. JBond

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    I agree that is messed up. I'm not sure of the date the new policy took effect. Clearly the NFL waited for the new rule to go into effect and are making an example of Zeke, but that does not excuse his actions. I pray that he learns from this and becomes a model person and player.
     
  15. JBond

    JBond Well-Known Member

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    That is one view.
     
  16. PBCCowboy

    PBCCowboy Well-Known Member

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    Players should strike.
     
  17. JBond

    JBond Well-Known Member

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    I didn't post anything that can be considered funny. Everyone, including the prosecution believed the witness. Let it go and move on. If Zeke is a great guy, this will never come up again and he will have an amazing career with the Cowboys. He received the minimum suspension. Can't really ask for better than that.
     
  18. JBond

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    It wasn't one person. It was a panel of people. I do believe an outside arbitrator should hear all appeals.
     
  19. SultanOfSix

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    Who's "everyone"? You do know that all inclusives are ridiculously hard to prove?

    It's the state's responsibility to prove beyond a reasonable doubt. Even if Zeke engaged in some sort of physicality - a charge which is highly disputable in itself - her credibility was shot because she not only lied about it, she tried to railroad him with false testimony from other people. That is enough to instill reasonable doubt in a state prosecution office, let alone a jury.
     
  20. romothesavior

    romothesavior Well-Known Member

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    This can't be stressed enough.

    The people who say otherwise clearly aren't lawyers, business owners, or HR reps.
     
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