Sport NFL files motion to dismiss Elliott's temporary retraining order

07:41  05 september  2017
07:41  05 september  2017 Source:   thescore.com

Date set for hearing on Ezekiel Elliott’s motion for temporary restraining order

  Date set for hearing on Ezekiel Elliott’s motion for temporary restraining order The hearing on the motion for a temporary restraining order filed by the NFLPA on behalf of Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott has been set.If granted, the temporary restraining order, or preliminary injunction, would put on hold Elliott’s suspension, set at six games by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.

The NFL has filed a motion to dismiss the temporary restraining order filed by the NFLPA on behalf of Ezekiel Elliott . Elliott is scheduled to have a hearing for the temporary restraining order Tuesday at 6 p.m. ET in Texas.

Along with the motion to dismiss Elliott ’ s case, USA Today Sports reported the NFL also filed a motion to dismiss the NFLPA’ s temporary restraining order filed on Friday against the league in U.S. District Court in an effort to block Elliott from serving his six-game suspension.

  NFL files motion to dismiss Elliott's temporary retraining order © Matthew Emmons / USA TODAY Sports The NFL has filed a motion to dismiss the temporary restraining order filed by the NFLPA on behalf of Ezekiel Elliott against the Dallas Cowboys running back's six-game suspension for breaching the league's personal conduct policy.

Elliott is scheduled to have a hearing for his temporary restraining order Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. ET in Texas. He held a three-day appeal hearing last week and has yet to hear the results. If head arbitrator Harold Henderson does not make a ruling by 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Elliott will be eligible to play Week 1 against the New York Giants.

Report: Elliott appeal ruling not expected Monday

  Report: Elliott appeal ruling not expected Monday Arbitrator Harold Henderson is not expected to issue a ruling on Ezekiel Elliott's appeal hearing until Tuesday at the earliest.The hearing for Elliott's appeal of his six-game suspension concluded Thursday. If a ruling is not made by 4:00 p.m. ET on Tuesday, the running back will be eligible to play Week 1 against the New York Giants. For a suspension to be in effect, it needs to be out of the appeal process by that time or the player is automatically eligible for that week's game, though they may still have to serve the entire suspension.

ECF 7 - Motion to Dismiss - Free download as PDF File (.pdf), Text File (.txt) or read online for free. NFLPA Emergency Motion for Temporary Restraining Order or Preliminary Injunction (herein, “TRO Motion ”) at 1 (emphases added).)

The NFL filed a pair of motions to dismiss Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott ' s case and his restraining order against the NFL in U.S. District Court late Monday night, according to USA Today Sports. The NFLPA filed a temporary restraining order on Friday to block Elliott from serving any

"The NFLPA also lacks standing to seek a contingent order preemptively challenging an award that clearly has not yet (and may never) cause it or Ezekiel Elliott any harm," Eric Gambrell, a lawyer representing the NFL, wrote in one of the filings, according to A.J. Perez of USA TODAY Sports. "And the NFLPA’s claim is unripe to boot, as even the NFLPA acknowledges that the arbitrator’s forthcoming award could still afford the NFLPA all the relief it seeks."

According to Cowboys coach Jason Garrett, Elliott is not planning to attend Tuesday's hearing for his temporary restraining order, practicing with his team instead.

The move is an expected one by the NFL as the league has filed similar motions to the NFLPA's appeals, famously going to legal war with Tom Brady over his Deflategate allegations in 2016.

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NFL spokesman: Assumption is Ezekiel Elliott will play Week 2 .
As the NFL continues its bid to make sure the Ezekiel Elliott six-game suspension sticks, it sure looks like the Dallas Cowboys running back will continue playing here over the short term. According to NFL spokesman Joe Lockhart, the assumption is Elliott will suit up Week 2 against the Denver Broncos.

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