Investigator recommended no ban for Ezekiel Elliott

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The order called for the courts to block any suspension of Elliott upheld by National Football League arbitrator Harold Henderson, according to a court filing obtained by ESPN.

But Roberts' recommendation never made it into the NFL's final report or the official suspension letter on August 11, which cited the league's findings of three instances of domestic violence by Elliott against Thompson based on the victim's testimony and photographic evidence.

NFL Senior Vice President Lisa Friel is reportedly who both recommended the six-game suspension in the first place and then subsequently barred Roberts from talking to Goodell. In the league's final report on the Elliott investigation, which was released on August 11, the NFL justified Elliott's suspension by mentioning that he had caused injuries to Thompson on at least three occasions. Roberts was not asked to be part of that meeting, according to her testimony and that of Friel. Elliott's appeal began Tuesday and ended Thursday. As of right now, the Dallas Cowboys will be without Ezekiel Elliott until Week 8 against the Washington Redskins, but we should have a definite decision in the appeal by Monday at the latest.

That became glaringly evident early Friday morning when ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that the NFLPA filed a temporary restraining order in Texas.

Elliott is trying to get his suspension for an alleged domestic violence incident overturned.

New York Giants. If the union files a suit seeking an injunction that would vacate the suspension, Elliott could potentially be allowed to play while the case is working its way through the courts.

Our models project Elliott for 916.2 rushing yards, 301.9 receiving yards, and 8.5 touchdowns, assuming he plays only 10 games this season.

The NFLPA alleges "there was a League-orchestrated conspiracy by senior NFL executives.to hide critical information - which would completely exonerate Elliott".

Elliott was never charged or arrested in the incident as the Columbus, Ohio, city attorney's office cited inconsistent and misleading information from Thompson.

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