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    Harold Henderson To Hear Elliott Appeal, NFLPA Fires Back At NFL

    Welcome to the case, Mr. Henderson. On the very first day that the NFL announced that – and not Commissioner Goodell – will hear Elliott's official appeal of his six game , the NFL released a potent statement on the state of a case that has taken a turn for the worse in the ever-important court of public opinion.

    The move seemingly backfired quickly on the league, as the  responded to the above NFL statement with one of their strongest defenses of a player in recent memory.

    The “new lows” bit from the NFLPA here is particularly scathing, as the NFL does truly deserve support in their efforts to bring the truths of any harm their employers cause to victims of any kind to light. Belief in the league's ability to justly do just this though have come into question with a berating of screenshots that Tiffany Thompson sent Ezekiel Elliott via text message on , quotes from Thompson cited by key witnesses, and forensic evidence of her bruises (that Thompson herself of course posted publicly to ).

    As if anyone needed this reminder, all of this comes after the league launched a 13 month investigation into a case that was dismissed by the the DA in Ohio.

    Elliott's camp has not added any new information to support their firm stance that Ezekiel is entirely innocent of any abuse against Thompson, while the NFL has tried but failed miserably to provide anything concrete as to why Elliott was suspended for six games despite the lead investigator in the case finding it hard to believe Tiffany Thompson. Even worse is calling the public's attempt for the truth to surface “shameful”, as Thompson coming forward about her incidents with Elliott was never a problem for the league – despite not meeting with her directly.

    After just one day on the trail, these are the latest additions to an ongoing saga with no end in sight for Cowboys' star Ezekiel Elliott that Harold Henderson will have to sort through before an appeal hearing that can keep this case out of court.

    Henderson most notably overheard 's appeal in 2015, reducing a then ten game suspension down to four. Further reports on Henderson mention that, while he'll look to still operate in the NFL's best interest, he has the experience and track record to handle this high-profile Ezekiel Elliott appeal the right way.

    Henderson had this to say about his Hardy decision, agreeing that the NFL operated within their rights to suspend Hardy ten games before providing a check against this powerful piece of the (Article 46) and reducing the .

    Will six games be “simply too much” for Ezekiel Elliott given that the NFL suspended him for “conduct detrimental to the league”, for which at this point he is just as guilty of as the very league itself through their handling of this?

    The answer to this may mercifully come for to deal with sometime soon after August 29th, when Elliott's appeal hearing will be held.

    Until then we can expect more stories like this from D Magazine to further create division between two sides – that of Ezekiel Elliott's and that of Tiffany Thompson's – as neither side will be put in a position to realize that there's a common cause to be fought for here in regards to the NFL's power and the truth about a string of domestic disputes.

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    Sean Martin
    Sean Martinhttp://wmscradio.com/show/upon-further-review/
    Born January 28th, 1996- Cowboys Super Bowl XXX. Point Boro Panther, Montclair State Red Hawk, and most importantly a proud member of Cowboys Nation! I host "Upon Further Review" on 90.3 WMSC FM and wmscradio.com every Friday from 1-4 PM ET. Twitter: @SeanMartinNFL.

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    Randy Martin

    There is no place for DV anywhere and it is a serious matter. But frankly I could get a friend to rough me up and have bruises later and then produce photographs. I’ve seen it in movies plenty of times. There is not a single corroborating witness that supports her story, and to the contrary, there are witnesses that refute it! This case has been a poster child case for an attempt at reputation rebuild for the NFL and interestingly it could ultimately result in the dismissal of one Roger Goodell!

    Russ_Te

    The problem for the NFL’s piety on behalf of their victim, is that police didn’t find her account of enough credibility to file charges.

    Had her account been solid, different matter entirely. But there have also been many attempts to shake down wealthy sports figures – Kobe Bryant, Rick Pitino, et al. Those are the cases where flaws emerge in the claims of injury.

    The above is more than enough for Elliott to file suit over and get the suspension reversed. His endorsements future is already gone. I believe he will sue the NFL for those damages, and win. Contradicting police – pretty stupid of Goodell.