Ezekiel Elliott’s talent on the football field is undeniable. The former Ohio State Buckeye would have won Rookie of the Year handidly were it not for the efforts of his teammate, quarterback, and fellow 2016 NFL Draft member Dak Prescott.
The decisions that Elliott makes off the field are subject to more scrutiny, though.
Elliott finds himself in the middle of a domestic assault case that resulted in no criminal charges, but in a six game suspension from the NFL. Elliott claims he was set up, and that substantial proof exists to support that claim. Elliott’s father says that his son’s legal team is ready for a battle, and it appears one is inevitable at this point.
In the end, it might not cost Ezekiel Elliott a single penny.
On Monday, Pro Football Talk reports that the NFLPA announced that it would be willing to shoulder the load of Elliott’s legal fees and expenses for an appeal. The only exception being if Elliott wanted to appoint his own lawyer.
The NFLPA has had considerable success in using their own lawyers and getting favorable decisions in court against the NFL. Their previous appeal of this variety was the New Orleans Saints “bounty gate,” which was eventually sent to an independent arbiter, former commissioner Paul Tagliabu, who overturned Roger Goodell’s decision.
This might be headed in the same direction.
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