In response to the latest reports that Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott could face a lengthy suspension, depending on what the NFL’s investigation into the domestic violence claims against him fines, Elliott’s attorney Frank Salzano said there’s “a mountain of exculpatory evidence demonstrating Mr. Elliott’s innocence.”
Salzano added that the woman who accused Elliott made “false allegations” against him.
“The media has chosen to deflect the recent negative press regarding the NFL’s reported mishandling of several domestic violence matters by focusing on the NFL’s prolonged investigation of Mr. Elliott,” Salzano said, via Pro Football Talk. “The NFL’s interview of Mr. Elliott was conducted over four weeks ago and went unreported at the time. As it was then, it still remains a non-story.
“We firmly believe that the NFL should promptly close its investigation which is only open because of their apprehensiveness stemming from the recent scrutiny it has come under for its handling of other domestic violence matters.”
- Michael Gehlken of the Union-Tribune reports that Chargers LB Jatavis Brown is likely to miss a week or two after he sustained a knee injury during Sunday’s loss to the Broncos.
- According to Gehlken, the good news is that the injury won’t require surgery and keep him out long term.
- Eliot Shorr-Parks takes a look at three receivers the Eagles could consider trading for ahead of today’s deadline.
The three receivers worth targeting, according to Shorr-Parks, are 49ers’ Torrey Smith, Bears’ Alshon Jeffery and Jets’ Brandon Marshall.
Of the three, Shorr-Parks says that Marshall makes the least sense while Smith is their best option, considering that he could likely be had for a low-round pick or a player.
- Vikings athletic trainer Eric Sugarman told ESPN’s Lisa Salters last night that there’s no timetable for RB Adrian Peterson‘s return yet: “It is still going to be a while before it’s safe for him to run. Sometimes it’s our job to protect them from themselves so he doesn’t do too much too soon.” (Ben Goessling)
- Goessling has heard that Peterson is hoping for an early-December return, even though that may be optimistic.