September 1, 2017 – Dallas News quoted Sherman & Howard’s Labor & Employment attorney John Alan Doran in the article “Sports legal expert: NFLPA’s case for Ezekiel Elliott ‘far more favorable’ than Deflategate was for Tom Brady.”
The NFL Players Association (NFLPA) filed a lawsuit against the NFL last month on behalf of the Dallas Cowboys’ running back Ezekiel Elliott. The NFLPA believes that the NFL’s investigation into Elliott’s alleged violation of the league’s domestic violence policy, that led to a six-game suspension, was fundamentally unfair.
Providing a less common viewpoint, John states that the case isn’t as heavily favored towards Elliott as many believe. “While the lawsuit is filled with dramatic assertions of conspiracy and impropriety within the League leadership, the assertions appear on their face to be all foam and no beer. The fundamental thesis here is simply that League leadership decided a suspension was in order despite a recommendation from its lead investigator to the contrary. This is hardly proof of a conspiracy.”
To read the full article, click here.
Article: “Sports legal expert: NFLPA’s case for Ezekiel Elliott ‘far more favorable’ than Deflategate was for Tom Brady.” Dallas News. September 1, 2017.