Of the twists and turns that the Ezkiel Elliott suspension saga has taken so far, perhaps none were as eyebrow-raising as the report that Kia Roberts, the NFL's own director of investigations, recommended that the league impose no discipline on the Dallas Cowboys running back.
The obvious difference between this ordeal and Deflategate is that this isn't about deflated balls, these are allegations of domestic violence against Elliott, which are obviously much more serious.
"This decision comes as a result of the startling revelations by the NFL's co-lead investigator that she - the only National Football League investigator who personally interviewed all of the witnesses, including the accuser - did not support the decision to discipline Mr. Elliott".
Even if his suspension is knocked down, expect Elliott to continue the legal avenue if it's not vacated completely. Neither is the timing.
Do you intend to donate to Hurricane Harvey victims?
Ken Sandy, a shelter manager for the American Red Cross , said Monday that more than 2,600 people took shelter in the George R. On Tuesday, a pair of 70-year-old reservoir dams overflowed for the first time because of the overwhelming amount of rainfall.
According to the suit filed in U.S. District Court in Plano, just outside the Cowboys' Frisco headquarters, the NFLPA said Elliott was subject to one of "the most fundamentally unfair arbitral processes conceivable".
Elliott's six-game suspension was a result of a physical altercation with his ex-girlfriend.
After she finished her part of the investigation, Roberts apparently made it clear that she didn't think Elliot should be banned because she believed Thompson "was not credible in her allegations of abuse", according to the petition.
The concerns about the NFL's investigative process in this matter could form the basis for a court challenge aimed at getting Elliott on the field for the Cowboys' Week 1 game against the Giants. The NFLPA, and Elliott, are now crying foul because the NFL issued its six-game suspension of Elliott without seeking Roberts' input.
Japan plans to discuss with U.S. on North Korea
The dueling military displays open up the risk that things will get worse as each side seeks to show it won't be intimidated. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said the launch was a "curtain-raiser of its resolute countermeasures" against the U.S.
"No. In fact, at Kia's level, she wouldn't, and she didn't", Lockhart said. In addition, they planned on noting his refusal to allow them to question Thompson during the appeal hearing, as well as his decision to bar the introduction of notes and material investigators gathered while interviewing her.
The players association's lawsuit asks for a temporary restraining order against any potential suspension to "prevent severe and irreparable harm to Elliott, his reputation, and his career" that would happen were the suspension to be upheld and enforced.
Dallas RB Ezekiel Elliott's appeal hearing ended on Thursday, and now the decision is in arbitrator Harold Henderson's hands.
Chelsea complete Davide Zappacosta deal
Zappacosta joins Alonso and Antonio Rudiger as defenders to have traded Serie A for Stamford Bridge in recent times. They said " Torino have surrendered to Chelsea " and allowed Davide Zappacosta to leave the club and join them.