Michael McCann is a legal analyst and writer for Sports Illustrated and the founding director of the Sports and Entertainment Law Institute (SELI) at the University of New Hampshire School of Law, where he is also a tenured professor of law.
When the NFL filed a lawsuit in New York against the NFLPA, the league effectively invited Elliott to continue litigation in that state. Now, Elliott's case simultaneously involves two federal circuits.
Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott's litigation isn't necessarily over, but his remaining options—which are broken down below—are unlikely to be successful, and he most likely will have to serve the six-game suspension.
The Justice Department and FBI's probe into college basketball's seedy underbelly of bribes and agents working in the shadows could very well upend the entire notion of NCAA amateurism. And that would come after potential convictions that lead to long jail sentences.