Zeke’s camp responded to the NFL about his six-game suspension.
In a move that should surprise no one, Ezekiel Elliott will appeal the six-game suspension handed down by the NFL earlier this afternoon.
Zeke’s attorney released a scathing letter responding to the NFL for its handling of Ezekiel Elliott’s suspension.
After being under investigation for his role in a domestic violence incident, the NFL saw fit to suspend the star running back for an extended period of time.
Here’s what the letter said, via NFL.com:
“We just learned of the NFL’s decision to suspend Mr. Elliott for six games for allegedly engaging in ‘physical force’ against the accuser. Mr. Elliott and his team of representatives are extremely disappointed with the NFL’s decision.
Our offices have been engaged in this matter since last July and have worked hand in hand with the Columbus Prosecutor’s office as well as the NFL with their respective investigations. Accordingly, we are fully aware of the full body of evidence that exists in connection with this matter.
The NFL’s findings are replete with factual inaccuracies and erroneous conclusions and it ‘cherry picks’ so called evidence to support its conclusion while ignoring other critical evidence.
For example, both the Columbus Prosecutor’s office as well as the NFL investigators expressly concluded and conveyed to our office (and others) that the accuser was lying about an alleged July 22, 2016 incident whereby she accused Mr. Elliott of pulling her out of her car and assaulting her. An allegation that was ultimately undermined by her own friend’s affidavit which stated that no such assault occurred. The affidavit also outlined the accuser’s plan to orchestrate a story to police to in order to corroborate her false allegation of assault. In addition, the NFL’s own medical experts concluded that many of her injuries predated the week in question and likely occurred during a period of time when Mr. Elliott was not in contact with the accuser. During the upcoming weeks and through the appeal a slew of additional credible and controverting evidence will come to light.”
The move to appeal isn’t surprising, and it looks like we could be headed for a lengthy legal battle. A comparison of the suspension levied on Zeke can be made to the suspension handed down to Ben Roethlisberger during the 2010 season.
Big Ben was suspended for six games, but appealed and had his suspension shortened to four games.