"I admit that I am far from ideal, but I plan to continue to work very hard, on and off the field, to mature and earn the great opportunity that I have been given".
A source told ESPN's Adam Schefter Elliott is "ready for a long battle", with the National Football League as he looks to appeal his six-game ban. "The NFL, however, could investigate the matter on its own and pursue further action against Elliott-despite the running back having never been arrested or charged in the incident-if enough evidence is collected and Elliott is found to be responsible for the punch". But Elliott and his representation plan to fight the suspension arduously. It's within his CBA-dictated power to go beyond that, but that doesn't mean his league partners have to agree with it. Elliott & his reps are "extremely disappointed".
Bills Trade Sammy Watkins to Rams, then Trade For Jordan Matthews
Matthews was one of Ertz's closest friends on the team. "This is not a throw-in-the-towel thing at all", Beane said. Watkins could turn out to be a great trade , but as it stands now, this was a bad trade for the Rams .
Two seriously injured after small plane crash in Lenawee County
Authorities say a southeastern MI plane crash that went unreported for more than four hours left 2 people hurt. Rescue teams worked to remove the passengers from the plane, with two becoming trapped inside the wreckage.
Nikki Haley calls leaks 'incredibly dangerous' to American lives
United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley told NBC's "Today" show that she isn't sure whether the sanctions will work. President Donald Trump, no fan of leaks himself, retweeted the report written largely from anonymous sources.
- Mike Leslie (@MikeLeslieWFAA) August 11, 2017Elliott & reps statement: "In the coming weeks. a slew of additional credible and controverting evidence will come to light". The NFL looked into the case, but couldn't come to any conclusions.
Elliott, with the help of the Cowboys and the NFLPA, is going to appeal the decision and there is talk of fighting the decision beyond Goodell's office and into the court system. If the suspension holds up, Elliott wouldn't be eligible to play in the regular season until October 29 when the Cowboys play the Washington Redskins.