The legal battle surrounding Ezekiel Elliott is heating up even though an appeals hearing for his six-game suspension hasn’t reached a conclusion.
After Elliott and the NFLPA filed a petition Thursday to vacate his pending suspension for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy, then accused the NFL of a league-orchestrated conspiracy in a restraining-order motion filed in federal court, the league hit back with legal filings of its own Monday night.
The NFL filed two petitions in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas asking for both the petition to vacate Elliott’s suspension and the temporary restraining order the NFLPA requested to be dismissed in order to prevent an injunction so it can enforce Elliott’s ban.
I was just having some fun, just trying to bring some energy, said Watt, who also had two sacks in his preseason debut. The guys love seeing a little celebration after a sack.
Watt’s interception with 1:29 left in the third stunted a promising Browns drive and negated Watt’s unnecessary roughness penalty on the previous play. Watt dipped into zone coverage and leapt for the interception, which he returned 17 yards. He said he was reminding himself not to fumble.
I was tired, Watt said.
The Steelers aren’t tired of Watt, who teammates say hustles relentlessly on every play.
Elite Mens Samson Ebukam Jersey Defensive end Cam Heyward said Watt’s football intelligence is translating.
Elite Mens Lamarcus Joyner Jersey
He understands what we need from him, and he goes out and executes, Heyward said. He’s a smart rusher. He doesn’t put himself in situations where he’s out of a play.