The NFL issued a six-game suspension to Ezekiel Elliott following a lengthy investigation into domestic violence allegations made against the Cowboys running back last year. On Tuesday Elliott filed an official appeal of the ruling, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
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The league fined Antonio Brown multiple times last year for breaking the uniform rules about cleats. The NFL also threatened to bench Brown for wearing cleats to honor the memory of boxing legend Muhammad Ali.
According to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the text messages will be a central part of the appeal game plan for the NFLPA on behalf of Elliott.
Ian Rapoport of NFL.com also reported Monday that Elliott once filed a report with the Frisco (Texas) Police Department accusing his ex-girlfriend of harassment after he received “50-plus” phone calls from her.
The NFL’s statement Wednesday seemingly accuses the NFLPA of leaking the information regarding the motivations of Elliott’s accuser to discredit her. The NFLPA responded about an hour and a half later:
Three minutes later, the NFLPA tweeted again, asking the NFL “Where are the receipts?” The tweet was deleted, but appeared to challenge the NFL to prove that the NFLPA is at fault for “spreading derogatory information.”