Ezekiel Elliott is preparing to appeal his six-game suspension, and his legal team is going to aim to destroy the credibility of the running back’s ex-girlfriend in an attempt to have the ban reduced or overturned.

In order to accomplish that goal, one of the subjects Elliott’s lawyers are planning to dive into is a conversation Tiffany Thompson, the woman Elliott is accused of assaulting, had with a friend about blackmailing Elliott. According to documents obtained by Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports, Thompson pondered the idea extorting Elliott or selling sex tapes featuring her and the Dallas Cowboys star.

The NFL was aware of the exchange and wrote about it in its 160-page report