National Football League investigator reportedly recommended no suspension

National Football League investigator reportedly recommended no suspension

Ezekiel Elliott is awaiting word from an arbitrator on whether his suspension is upheld, overruled or reduced.

Also, an National Football League source told Yahoo Sports that Kia Wright Roberts, a lead National Football League investigator in the probe, produced an internal memo in which she had issues with Thompson's credibility.

Earlier Thursday reports by ESPN and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram said Elliott's representatives used the NFL's own lead investigator, Kia Roberts, against the league in Elliott's appeal hearing.

The six-game suspension was given to Elliott almost three weeks ago upon the completion of the NFL's 13-month investigation into claims that the running back abused Thompson.

In the filing, the players union also says Roberts concluded after reviewing all evidence that Thompson "was not credible in her allegations of abuse". However, her testimony at Elliott's appeal hearing appears to indicate that she wasn't included in the process associated with meting out discipline.

The fact the Roberts' recommendation was seemingly ignored by the league was what the NFLPA harped on during the appeal hearing.

With the hush-hush nature of the Ezekiel Elliott appeal over the last few days, fans and media are clinging to any sort of juicy rumor they can get their hands on.

Henderson is supposed to rule on the NFL's decision to suspend Elliott "as soon as practicable", according to the league's labour agreement.

As a result of her findings, Roberts recommended to investigators that Elliott not be suspended. That would allow Elliott to play for the Dallas Cowboys until the matter is fully resolved in court.

If the suspension is upheld, Elliott and the NFL Players Association could still potentially take the case to federal court.

The union also claims, Elliott and the NFLPA were denied the rights of a fair procedure when Henderson would not grant their request to have Thompson testify.

In the tweet above, the document states that "there was a League-orchestrated conspiracy by senior NFL executives, including NFL Senior Vice President and Special Counsel for Investigation Lisa Friel".

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