She alleged Elliott assaulted her in a parking lot. The woman told police the couple had lived together, but Elliott said they never did. Police did not charge Elliott because, according to the police report, they could not determine Thompson was living with Elliott at any time, and her statements Cheap Professional Sports Jerseys conflicted with those of Elliott and witnesses.
The NFL announced Aug. 11 that Elliott would be suspended without pay for the first six games of the 2017 NFL season for violating the league’s personal conduct policy. It said it levied the suspension after conducting “extensive investigation” in which it consulted with Thompson.
Elliott was suspended even though he wasn’t charged by the police because of differing burdens of proof. The burden of proof in a court of law in a criminal case is “beyond a reasonable doubt,” while the NFL’s personal conduct policy operates under “preponderance of evidence,” which means the NFL will believe a crime has Cheap Raider Jerseys been committed if it believes it is more likely that not a crime was committed.
J.J. Watt has won NFL Defensive Player of the Year three times. But in his return from a 2016 season lost to a back injury, he already has locked up another major award for 2017 — Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year.
The Texans defensive end as of Sunday was up to $18.5 million and counting with his Youcaring account fundraising to help provide relief for the many people in Houston and beyond devastated by the destruction of Hurricane Harvey.
No NFL honor is greater than being forever tied to the late, great Payton for such humanitarian work. And Watt also is the early favorite for another piece of hardware, one he’s yet to win during his career.