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Running Back to Court: Explaining the Latest Developments in the Ezekiel Elliott Case

The Ezekiel Elliott case is the latest in a long line of contentious NFL player discipline cases.  For the background and explanation of the NFLPA’s lawsuit on behalf of Elliott, read this informative piece by John Sigety.  I’ll pick up where he left off, explaining what has happened in a whirlwind two days and what to expect next in Elliott’s case.

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Zeke and the Courts: Breaking Down the NFLPA’s Lawsuit and the Legal Fights to Come

The NFL may have taken over a year to investigate, release its report, announce its decision, and now hold an arbitration appeal hearing. But with the NFL season set to start next week, we didn’t have to wait nearly that long for the expected lawsuit and injunction request to be filed after the end of the arbitration.

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What to Read to Understand the Ezekiel Elliott Case

We’ve put some of the early legal analysis of the case and the important case documents all in one place - essential background reading for understanding Elliott’s case and what the potential outcomes are.

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Zeke and the DJ: Potential Consequences for Ezekiel Elliott after Alleged Altercation at Dallas Club

Late Sunday night, Dallas Cowboys all-pro running back Ezekiel Elliott was apparently involved in a fight at Clutch Bar in Uptown Dallas. Given the broad discretion the NFL holds in disciplining its players, there’s a good chance the league will take the Clutch Bar incident into account when making its decision on the length of Elliott’s suspension.

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A “Yes” Vote on the Raiders’ Move to Las Vegas Appears Imminent, But It’s Still a Bad Idea

NFL owners are meeting in Phoenix this week, and all signs suggest they will vote to approve the Oakland Raiders’ move to Las Vegas today, March 27. Although $750 million in public funds to build a state-of-the-art stadium in Sin City does sound really nice, that doesn’t mean it’s a good idea. In fact, the decision to allow the Raiders to move Las Vegas would be, a terribly short-sighted action that is more likely to fail miserably than succeed.

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Sold Out: How The BOTS Act Attempts to Ensure Equitable Access to Tickets

The use of automated ticket bots has increasingly left real fans frustrated and ticket-less. The federal BOTS Act was enacted with the aim of keeping coveted face-value tickets in the hands of the general public. But will it be effective?

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Breaking Down Johnny Manziel’s Conditional Dismissal: How the NFL Could Still Play a Role in the Ex-NFL QB’s Rehabilitation

Dallas County Prosecutors recently agreed to conditionally dismiss a misdemeanor assault charge against ex-Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel. Now that a deal on Manziel’s case has been reached, it’s likely that the NFL will pick up its investigation of the incident and move towards suspending Manziel.

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Postseason Battle for Raiders Between Oakland and Las Vegas Begins to Take Shape

What a difference a year makes… This time one year ago, things weren’t going well for the Oakland Raiders. They had a 4-6 record and were on their way to missing the playoffs for the 13th straight season. Fast-forward to today. The Raiders are 9-2 atop the AFC West and owner Mark Davis’s forbidden dance with Sheldon Adelson and the city of Las Vegas has made it possible that the Raiders could, in just a few years, be playing in a brand new stadium in one of three major cities.

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Lessons Learned from Deflategate

Deflategate is over. Though the NFLPA may still decide to pursue the case to the Supreme Court, it is highly unlikely that the Court would choose to hear the case. With the case effectively over, what lessons can be learned from one of the highest profile sports law cases ever?

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Quick Hits on Johnny Manziel’s Indictment

As the case has progressed, here are a few thoughts on Johnny Manziel’s indictment, after he was charged with assault causing bodily injury.

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