Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott and National Football League seek deal to end suspension drama

Dallas Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott stands on the field during warmups before an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams in Arlington Texas. Attorneys for Elliott are set for an emergency hearing in federal court in Ne

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has been granted a temporary restraining order against his six-game suspension by a U.S. District judge in the Southern District of NY on Tuesday, according to NFL Network.

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott/Keith Allison (Wikimedia Commons).

The Dallas Morning News, the New York Times, NFL.com and Sports Illustrated have coverage.

"The Southern District Court in NY has issued a ruling on Ezekiel Elliott", Rapoport said. It means that the second-year running back can take the field when his Dallas Cowboys face the San Francisco 49ers this coming Sunday. Elliott and his team will have to make a case to keep the injunction to presiding Judge Katherine Fallia, when she returns from vacation on or before October 30.

But Crotty's opinion (PDF) said the ruling in Brady's case did not hold that courts can't review arbitration decisions for fundamental fairness-and Elliott and the players' union have asserted the fundamental fairness issue here.




Last year's National Football League rushing leader is suspended for Sunday's game at San Francisco after a federal appeals court overturned an injunction that had allowed him to play this season.

The restraining order is good for 14 days, at which point the judge will rule on whether the suspension should stand or Elliott should be granted a preliminary injunction. Elliott's appeal of his suspension has become a roller coaster as it moves through the courts, with both sides striking major blows against the other over the course of the last six weeks.

Elliott was initially suspended by the NFL on August 11 after a yearlong investigation by the league into allegations he had physically abused a former girlfriend in 2016 in Ohio.

Last season, Elliott set a team record for rookies with a league-leading 1,631 yards.

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