NFL, Ezekiel Elliott Discussing Settlement

It’s not just fans that are growing weary of the back-and-forth between Ezekiel Elliott and the NFL. In the midst of a protracted legal battle, the two sides have discussed the possibility of a settlement, David Moore of the Dallas Morning News writes. Ezekiel Elliott (vertical)

Elliott is adamant about clearing his name and, of course, not serving the six-game ban handed to him by the league. The NFL, meanwhile, doesn’t want its disciplinary powers to be weakened. To save time, money, and energy, the answer could be to shake hands on an agreement that has the Cowboys running back serve a shorter suspension effective immediately.

The settlement talks have been going on for a while, with dialogue happening behind the scenes after each court ruling along the way, one source tells Moore. At previous stops, the league may have felt that it had the upper hand and shied away from a compromise. But, currently, things feel pretty neutral thanks to the temporary restraining order that Elliott has been granted.

For now, all we know is that the TRO should allow Elliott to suit up against the Niners this weekend and against the Redskins the following week. Beyond that, his status remains murky.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

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12 comments on “NFL, Ezekiel Elliott Discussing Settlement

  1. Polish Hammer

    Don’t do it NFL, you have no reason to cave in and have far better resources to fight this than he does.

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    • NL_East_Rivalry
      NL_East_Rivalry

      Their “resources” have already stated he was innocent. The only reason they keep this up is to save their butts for even giving him this suspension in the first place

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    • assumptions

      You obviously didn’t read the report that was completed which stated he should not have any punishment handed down based on the inaccuracies in the witness’s testimony, to boot, Jerry Jones has pledged his “resources” which easily would outweigh the NFL…polish peanut get real…

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      • WazBazbo

        While I certainly wish I had Jerry Jones’ resources at my disposal, I still doubt he has more resources than the NFL…

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        • assumptions

          The NFL has a spending cap and set lawyers, whereas, Jones can hire any and every lawyer he wishes with his personal money exceeding that of the NFL.

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          • Polish Hammer

            Let Jerry drain his personal worth defending a scumbag in order to get him back out on the field in a season they’re going nowhere. Then again, Jerry and the Cowgirls have done more to keep the thugs in the NFL than any other team.

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      • Polish Hammer

        Assumptions, no wonder your name starts with -ass…

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  2. JD396

    It still blows my mind… if the NFL would just write up a halfway decent policy, and then investigate violations correctly, they wouldn’t have all of their major discipline end up in federal court

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    • CursedRangers

      Agreed! The way it is set up now, most cases will result in this absurd back and forth non-stop saga. Clean up the process and all this soap opera stuff will be minimized. The league looks like bafoons

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  3. Casey

    Just give him two games based on stuff known and get it over with.

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