National Football League files motions to dismiss Ezekiel Elliott's federal court case, TRO

OXNARD CA- JULY 27 Andy Jones #81 of the Dallas Cowboys runs through a drill during afternoon practice

OXNARD CA- JULY 27 Andy Jones #81 of the Dallas Cowboys runs through a drill during afternoon practice

Elliott is now scheduled to miss Sunday's game, and the Cowboys' next five after that, due to a six-game ban for violating the NFL personal conduct policy after a lengthy league investigation into domestic violence allegations.

The NFL also pointed to federal court case with New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady when a federal appeals count ruled that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell had the authority to suspend him, thus concluding that Elliott's suit has no standing or merit. On Tuesday, the NFL announced that they've chose to uphold Zeke's initial 6 game ruling following an arbitration hearing at the league's NYC headquarters.

At the start of the hearing, NFL attorney Daniel Nash told the judge it was "his understanding" that Elliott could play Sunday night against the New York Giants because the league didn't want to rush the judge.

The motion filed Monday claims that a federal court lacks the jurisdiction to vacate a suspension imposed by the NFL. There had previously been a report from NFL Network's Ian Rapoport suggesting that if there wasn't a ruling made on Elliott's appear by 4 p.m. Elliott was never charged in the case and appealed the suspension.

Simply put, Elliott can not prove irreparable harm, which is the key element judges consider when ruling on a preliminary injunction, because the result of his appeal has not been announced. Attorneys for the 22-year-old and the players' union said in a request for a temporary restraining order filed Friday that they believe Henderson will reject the appeal.

US Warns Of "Massive Military Response" To North Korea Threat
The test came hours after North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspected what state media said was a missile-ready hydrogen bomb. Members of Congress expressed alarm at the North's test and emphasized strengthening USA missile defenses.

Weeks after being released by the team, former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Lucky Whitehead finds himself back in the news once again after his name was brought up during Ezekiel Elliott's appeal hearing last week. The lawsuit claims the league has withheld information from co-lead investigator Kia Roberts.

The lawsuit says the NFL's appeals process is "fundamentally unfair" because Henderson denied a request by Elliott's representatives to have Thompson testify.

Elliott is facing a six-game suspension for violation of the league's personal conduct policy and his suspension marked the end of a year-long investigation into domestic violence accusations. Prosecutors declined to pursue the case, citing conflicting evidence.

Harold Henderson sided with the NFL in his ruling, backing the league's punishment in the wake of findings related to domestic-violence allegations that reportedly began when the star running back was at Ohio State.

In Brady's appeal, he failed to convince an National Football League arbitrator to reduce his suspension, and so he took the case to the New York District Court of Appeals, which ruled in his favor.

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