Marshawn Lynch played in his first game back since retiring after the 2015 season and held nothing back in his return.
It’s not the first time Lynch has drawn a finger on the field. He flipped off Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell for calling a play-action pass to tight end Kellen Davis against the Cardinals instead of handing the ball off on third-and-goal from the 1-yard line.
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“I don’t have anything to say about any of the appeal or anything about that issue, today,” Jones said via the team’s website. “But certainly I’ll be visiting with you guys about it in the future. Right now, today, is just not the time for me to talk about it.”
The league isn’t happy with Elliott’s plan to discredit his accuser in his appeal or the NFLPA’s role in it. While the record shows that the woman was dishonest at times, shifting blame to a victim is “shameful,” in the words of NFL Executive Vice President of Communications Joe Lockhart.
On the NFLPA side, it simply said the league is lying and isn’t leaking derogatory information about Elliott’s accuser to the media. This contentious back-and-forth could get even uglier before this whole thing is settled.
Elliott finally spoke to the media after his injunction was granted and his Cowboys beat the New York Giants in the team’s season opener. He said the injunction is a relief.
“Just relieved from the fact that I finally get a fair trial,” Elliott said, via Pro Football Talk.
Now Elliott, Jones, and everyone else just have to wait until the resolution of the court case to see what happens.