NFL believes Ezekiel Elliott suspension still possible for 2017, even as early as Week 3
The NFL believes it may yet be permitted to enforce Ezekiel Elliott’s six-game suspension under the personal conduct policy at some point during the 2017 season, perhaps as early as Week 3.
The third major scenario is if the appeals court denies the request for an emergency stay and does not expedite the appeal of the injunction. Then the league probably could not enforce the suspension before next season, even if it ultimately prevails in court.
The standout running back played in the Cowboys’ season-opening victory over the New York Giants last Sunday night and is expected to play this Sunday at Denver.
Mazzant ruled that Elliott, as the NFLPA contended, did not receive a fair appeal hearing before league-appointed arbitrator Harold Henderson. The league disputes that, saying the sport’s collectively bargained disciplinary procedures were followed.
Henderson upheld the six-game suspension imposed by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. The league conducted a lengthy investigation and imposed the suspension even though authorities in Ohio did not charge Elliott with a crime based on domestic violence allegations last year.
Anyone who has paid attention to Broadway over the last few years would be very familiar with Odom’s vocal talents.
Odom is an original cast member of the Tony Award-winning Broadway hit Hamilton: An American Musical, and he joins a list of famous names who have performed America The Beautiful at the Super Bowl. Vicki Carr, Ray Charles, Mary J. Blige, Marc Anthony, Alicia Keys, Faith Hill, Queen Latifah, Lea Michele and Jennifer Hudson have performed the song in the past.
The announcement comes a week after the NFL revealed P!nk will perform the national anthem before the game. Justin Timberlake headlines the Pepsi Super Bowl LII Halftime Show this year.