This is the National Football League, where superstar athletes are not supposed to wear their emotions on their sleeves.
These men fly across the football field at breakneck speeds, delivering bone-crunching hits, making acrobatic catches, and engaging in battle in the trenches against super-sized men…all while appearing immune to the troubling thought that each of them is one hit away from a potential career-ending injury.
Until there’s a ruling, Elliott will continue to take the field.
On Wednesday, the NFLPA filed a response to the NFL’s appeal of preliminary injunction. “The Stay Motion fails at the threshold because the NFL faces no threat of irreparable harm if the stay is not granted, while others, including both Elliott and the Cowboys, will suffer substantial — in fact, severe and irreparable—harm,” the NFLPA said.
He took this one 49 yards to the house, as he weaved through the Bengals defense. He even got a nice stiff arm in there too:
The Bengals got the ball back with seconds left. They did their best attempt to complete a Cal-Stanford miracle finish, but J.J. Watt is not as forgiving or helpful as a marching band:
Two years ago, a district court vacated Tom Brady’s Deflategate suspension, but a higher court reinstated it on appeal. Still, the time it took meant that Brady was able to be on the field for the entire 2015 season.
Unless the appeals court overturns the lower court’s ruling, Elliott will remain eligible to play at least until the lawsuit is settled. If the injunction is overturned, Elliott’s six-game suspension will begin immediately.