The court ruling means the starting right tackle won’t be able to return to Dallas until after the bye, in Week 8 against the Vikings.
SHERMAN – A federal judge denied the request for La’el Collins, a member of the offensive line of the Dallas cowboys, who wanted an order to lift his five-game suspension, which has only one game left for the player to finish purging it.
The federal district judge Amos Mazzant suggested in its ruling issued on Tuesday that the NFL suspended Collins violating the collective bargaining agreement with the players’ union. Nevertheless, Mazzant determined that the arbitrator’s decision in the appeal of Collins it was based on a “reasonable construction of agreements between the parties”.
The decision means that Collins is not eligible to play next Sunday on the road against the New England Patriots. The seven-year veteran may return with the team next week, when the Cowboys they have rest. Collins will be able to play in Week 8 against Minnesota Vikings.
The NFL accused Collins of bribery in a court file that opposed the request for a preliminary injunction. Representatives of Collins have flatly denied this and pointed out that the league misled the referee by saying that it had suspended Collins when it hadn’t been like that.
Collins sued the NFL, its board of directors and the commissioner Roger goodell In the past week. On the demand Collins points out that it was suspended when the new collective bargaining agreement, signed in 2020, does not allow this type of punishment for failing controls or testing positive for marijuana.
The NFL he countered by pointing out that Collins it has “a long history of indiscipline and recurring infractions.