Andy Reid has made it clear that Alex Smith is still the Kansas City Chiefs starting quarterback, but the play of rookie Patrick Mahomes means they just might have a competition this season. Both quarterbacks will get an important test against an always-tough Seattle Seahawks defense Friday night as Week 3 of the preseason rolls on.
But the NFL took it one step farther, attacking Elliott’s claim that players who are suspended do not suffer irreparable harm. This isn’t the NFL’s first rodeo when it comes to being sued by players over suspensions, and the courts have sided with players before on this specific issue. The U.S. District Court of the Southern District of New York ruled in Tom Brady’s favor on his Deflategate lawsuit. That ruling was later overturned on appeal.
What happens now? Harold Henderson, who arbitrated Elliott’s appeal, ruled Tuesday to uphold the six-game suspension.
The NFLPA also filed for a temporary restraining order that would delay any suspension until the court case is fully settled. A hearing was set for Tuesday, and Elliott is expected to attend, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The NFL conceded Cheap Throwback Basketball Jerseys that it will not start Elliott’s suspension in Week 1, and the court expects to have a Cheap Softball Jerseys For Men ruling on the restraining order by the end of the week.