Cowboys RT La’el Collins was suspended for five games by the NFL for allegedly bribing a league drug test collector last week. Now, Collins is seeking a restraining order against the league to end his suspension.
According to a report from Jori Epstein of USA Today, the 27-year-old tackle filed the suit in a Texas state court seeking a restraining order, temporary injunction, and a permanent injunction against ongoing enforcement of suspension.
An attorney representing Cowboys right tackle La’el Collins has filed a request for a restraining order and immediate injunctive relief to reinstate Collins from league suspension. https://t.co/Blej5Dls3r
— USA TODAY Sports (@usatodaysports) October 6, 2021
The suit claims the NFL misled the arbitrator at Collins suspension hearing and relied solely on the league’s information. However, the league told Epstein that Collins’ suit is completely ‘meritless.’
Collins is coming off the second year of his five-year, $50 million deal. The Cowboys aren’t missing him all that much as they are 4-1 and rolling on offense.