Court sides with NFL, not Elliott
A federal appeals court on Thursday cleared the way for the NFL to impose a six-game suspension on Cowboys running back
over domestic violence allegations, siding with the league in the latest high-profile fight over its ability to punish players for off-field actions.
In a 2-1 decision, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel in New Orleans granted the league’s emergency request to set aside an injunction and ordered a district court in Texas to dismiss Elliott’s case.
Further appeals are possible. One of Elliott’s representatives didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.
The most likely destination for further legal challenges from players union attorneys representing Elliott is with the Southern District of New York. The NFL filed in that federal court after Elliott’s NFL appeal was denied by arbitrator last month. If Elliott’s legal team can’t put the suspension on hold again, it will begin Oct. 22.
Panthers: threw for 222 yards and three touchdowns to help the Eagles beat the Panthers 28-23 in Charlotte, N.C., to improve to an NFC-best 5-1.
Wertz completed 16 of 29 passes. threw three interceptions for the Panthers (4-2). The Eagles turned two of those interceptions into 15 points, with touchdown passes to and
two-point conversion to take an 18-10 lead in the third quarter.
Wentz added a 24-yard scoring pass to
in the fourth quarter.
edge Panthers linebacker was placed into the concussion protocol after his body crumpled following a collision with Eagles pulling guard middle
Game could be moved: The NFL is keeping an eye on the wildfires in Northern California and has been exploring options to move Sunday’s game between the Raiders and Chargers if it becomes necessary.
the NFL’s vice president of football communications, said the league is getting updates on the situation from both teams and city officials in Oakland. Oakland, which is some 45 miles south of the fires, has been blanketed by smoke.
If the NFL decides that conditions in Oakland are too unhealthy to play, the game could be moved to Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara. San Diego Mayor
has also offered the use of Qualcomm Stadium, where the Chargers used to play before relocating this season to Los Angeles.
Extra Dolphins WR lashed out at fans who lobbied for quarterback to be benched, saying they’re an embarrassment to players. Cutler drew jeers while struggling through much of the Dolphins’ 2017 home debut Sunday before his fourth-quarter touchdown pass to Landry helped beat the Titans 16-10 . ... CB
was informed by Giants coach that his suspension is indefinite. Rodgers-Cromartie was suspended Wednesday for leaving the team facility before practice.