The NFLPA has responded to the Fifth Circuit Court’s ruling against Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott, removing the injunction on his six-game suspension.
In it, the NFLPA said that the decision focused on “jurisdictional issues,” and did not focus on if Elliott received due process from the NFL.
Our statement on today's decision regarding Ezekiel Elliott. pic.twitter.com/TXiL5YsFTz
— NFLPA (@NFLPA) October 12, 2017
The NFL released a statement earlier on Thursday announcing that Elliott’s six-game suspension is effective immediately. In it they said that court not only ruled to “vacate the injunction,” but also directed that the district court where the NFLPA filed a lawsuit against the NFL on his behalf should dismiss it.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 12, 2017
The crux of the Fifth Circuit Court’s decision to lift the injunction, is that NFLPA filed a lawsuit against the NFL too quickly, and didn’t use all of the options afforded them by the collective bargaining agreement, via appellate lawyer Rafi Melkonian.
Here is the money shot on the Zeke appeal – the suit was premature. The NFL wins this round. pic.twitter.com/eDoRRVcxnF
— Raffi Melkonian (@RMFifthCircuit) October 12, 2017
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