“Our vigilant fight on behalf of Ezekiel once again exposed the NFL’s disciplinary process as a sham and a lie. They hired several former federal prosecutors, brought in “experts” and imposed a process with the stated goal of ‘getting it right,’ yet the management council refuses to step in and stop repeated manipulation of an already awful League-imposed system.
Jones has become increasingly and more openly unhappy with Goodell’s performance, particularly over his handling of protests related to the national anthem and his suspension of Dallas running back Ezekiel Elliott. Jones, in fact, has said in recent weeks that the league needs to hire a new commissioner, OTL reported, citing an unidentified source.
Michael Jordan has the record with 866. … Coach Tyronn Lue said the team is targeting Monday’s game in Philadelphia for G Iman Shumpert (sore left knee) to return. He’s missed the last two games. … F Tristan Thompson (strained left calf) remains sidelined and Lue said there is no specific timetable for him to play. The Cavs estimated he could be out for up to a month when he got hurt on Nov. 1.
Thomas has been ramping up his activity, running harder and appears to be ahead of schedule to make his debut with Cleveland. Originally, the Cavs forecast he would be playing in games by the end of December but there’s a sense it could be sooner.
Despite the loss, Jets coach Paul Maurice remains upbeat regarding his team’s play and its chances in a wide-open Central Division.