Ezekiel Elliott Claims His Accuser Banged Lucky Whitehead & Taunted Him About It

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The lawsuit says the union and Elliott's representatives plan to file for a temporary restraining order in hopes of making Elliott eligible for the season opener September 10 against the New York Giants.

Hours prior to the NFLPA's motion, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported that the NFL's lead investigator on Elliott's case, Kia Roberts, recommended to the league that Elliott should not be suspended. Apparently not as Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is appealing a six-game suspension levied by Commissioner Roger Goodell.

If Henderson doesn't issue a ruling by Tuesday at 3 p.m., there is a great chance Elliott will be available for Sunday's season opener against the New York Giants, at least.

Henderson told both sides (NFL Players Association and the NFL) that he would rule on Elliott's appeal by the close of business today, according to Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network, however, Pelissero later tweeted that the decision could be delayed due to the "volume of material". The motion also counters the NFLPA's assertion that the NFL's ruling is damaging to Elliott, stating that a ruling hasn't even been made. The lawsuit accuses the NFL's appeal process of being "fundamentally unfair" after Henderson denied a request to have Elliott's ex-girlfriend testify at the hearing.

As Bleacher Report indicated on Tuesday, there is "no deadline" for when independent arbitrator Harold Henderson has to reach his decision on Elliott's suspension. Attorneys for the 22-year-old and the players' union said in a request for a temporary restraining order filed Friday that they believe Henderson will reject the appeal. Elliott supposedly had physical confrontations with his ex-girlfriend Tiffany Thompson, and the league said that there was "substantial and persuasive evidence".

If Henderson rules that Elliott should be suspended for any amount of games, the court could stay the suspension while it reviews the situation with Elliott potentially playing while the case works its way through the courts.

Weeks after being released by the team, former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Lucky Whitehead finds himself back in the news once again after his name was brought up during Ezekiel Elliott's appeal hearing last week. Prosecutors didn't pursue the case, citing conflicting evidence.

Roberts was asked about the relationship between Thompson and Whitehead during Elliott's appeal hearing last week.

Prosecutors in Columbus decided about a year ago not to pursue the case in the city where Elliott starred for Ohio State, but the National Football League kept the investigation open. And she says a guy I met over social media.

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