Ezekiel Elliott Submits Suspension Appeal; Jerry Jones Remains Silent
Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott has "officially submitted paperwork to the NFL, appealing a six-game suspension." His appeal is scheduled to be heard Aug. 29, "two days before the preseason finale" against the Texans. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell "will not hear the appeal and instead will appoint a designated arbitrator." If the suspension "isn't eliminated or reduced to Elliott's satisfaction, he could take his fight to federal court" (FT. WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM, 8/16).
Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones yesterday "would not say if he's spoken to Elliott about the matter or if the length of the suspension is upsetting to him" (ESPN.com, 8/15). Jones: "Right now today is just not the time for me to talk about it. I just really want to have my feet on the ground about it and just have it extremely well planned and thought out" (FT. WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM, 8/16).