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Ezekiel Elliott’s reps release statement citing “cherry-picking” by NFL & readiness to fight for exoneration

August 12th, 2017 at 11:21 AM
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The news of the NFL’s six-game suspension ruling for Ezekiel Elliott has dominated the headlines. The NFL has levied their penalty but to even suggest this is over would be naive on any account. This is far from over and in many ways, it may just be beginning.

Elliott and his representatives have maintained innocence throughout this process. Elliott’s representatives claim he has cooperated with not only the District Attorney’s office in Columbus, Ohio but also the NFL’s investigation. Phone records, as well as any other correspondence, were turned over in order to help this process conclude. In a statement from Elliott’s representatives, it’s clear that Elliott’s camp is willing to go as far as possible to exonerate their client:

Before we break down Elliott’s representations statement, let’s look at what’s next. It begins with an appeal of the suspension.

Doling out a six-game suspension to Elliott lines up with the punishment the NFL has written in their code of conduct. An NFL spokesperson made public note of their intent:

“We’ve made significant progress in having the right people in the room. That didn’t happen in the Ray Rice case,” the person said, adding of the length of the Elliott investigation: “We felt very strongly it was important to get this right and be thorough and exhaustive.”

“As the Policy states, ‘[i]t is not enough simply to avoid being found guilty of a crime. We are all held to a higher …

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