The NFLPA wrote an open letter to the media regarding the ever controversial Ezekiel Elliott case. On Friday the NFL officially filed an appeal in an attempt to overturn the blocked suspension for the running back.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 15, 2017
This is the NFLPA’s open letter:
This week, the NFL continued their endless spin cycle by using their lawyers and political operatives in a series of background and on-the-record media calls that only included some of you. This is a desperate attempt to rescue whatever credibility they have left with you and the fans.
For all of the distractions that the League office has dictated to you this week, here is a reminder about who we are and what we do in the words of the Federal Judge Amos Mazzant in the Elliott decision:
“Luckily, the NFLPA found the fairness needle in the unfairness haystack…”
The Judge goes on:
“Consistent with [the NFL’s] previous actions to suppress [their lead Investigator’s] dissenting opinions, the NFL kept this sequence of events from the NFLPA and Elliott until the arbitration hearing. In fact, had the NFL succeeded in its overall goal, this sequence of events would still be concealed from Elliott and the NFLPA.”
For those of you sticking to the facts, we thank you for your continued accurate coverage of our players and wish everyone good luck in Week 2 of the NFL season.