The Importance Of Fair Hearing In Professional Sports

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On Friday, September 8th, 2017, a federal judge, Amos Mazzant, declared that Dallas Cowboys running back, Ezekiel Elliott, did not receive a fair hearing in his appeal, therefore, immediately halts his entire six game suspension for the 2017-2018 NFL season until further notice. According to the article,” Mazzant agreed with players' union lawyers that Elliott didn't receive a "fundamentally fair" hearing in his appeal and he granted the NFL Players' Association request for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction blocking the league's punishment” (Dixon). There were numerous factors that led to U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant’s ruling such as to not allow Commissioner Roger Goodell and Tiffany Thompson, a former girlfriend,
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