It’s ramping up and it could get ugly. Dallas’ Ezekiel Elliott and the NFL are preparing for a legal battle, and as of now, the league is publicly acknowledging that this is no easy fix and that it may take a while to sort out.
During a conference call on Wednesday, Joe Lockhart, who is spokesman for the NFL said: Elliott will likely play Sunday and that it is “possible” the Dallas Cowboys star will not miss a single game in 2017.
Elliott’s case is practically playing out the same way that Tom Brady’s did with the ‘Deflategate’ investigation. In that case Brady was initially suspended for the first four games of the 2015 season, but the case ended up dragging on so long that he ended up missing the first four games of 2016 after he eventually lost in court.
As we wait to find out if the courts will rule in Elliott’s favor or not, there’s a good chance the case will drag on much like Brady’s.
The problem, of course, is that there’s a chance it could end up reaching a conclusion late in the season. If that happens it means playoff time, and if suspended then, that would be an even bigger issue for the Cowboys.