The NFL has asked for a dismissal of a grievance filed by the NFLPA which claims NFL teams conspire to violate the collective bargaining agreement in their dispensing of prescription painkillers.
The league responded Monday to the grievance filed on April 28 and asked the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco for a dismissal of the union’s claim.
The NFLPA filed the 11-page grievance on behalf of a lawsuit brought on by Bears Hall of Fame defensive end Richard Dent.
The union included “numerous admissions by club medical personnel of violating state and federal law.” Statements and testimonies from medical staff members of the Bills, Steelers and Cowboys admitting they did not inform players the warnings and risks of taking certain medications.
Elliott, who is the first rookie to ever lead the league in total merchandise sales, beat out Patriots quarterback and Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady as well as teammate Dez Bryant to top the list.
“It’s pretty humbling,” Elliott said in a statement. “When you’re a rookie, you’re just looking to put your head down, help the team, and learn the ropes. To accomplish this level of success off the field shows just how passionate football fans are in Dallas, Ohio, my home state of Missouri, and all around the world. And to be up there with Dak and Dez, alongside great players like Tom Brady and Odell Beckham, is very special to me.”
Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. rounded out the top five, while tight end Jason Witten and quarterback Tony Romo finished 12th and 15th, respectively, to help the Cowboys claim five spots in the top 15.