Sport REPORT: Ezekiel Elliott Will Play Week 1 Regardless of Appeal Decision

02:22  06 september  2017
02:22  06 september  2017 Source:   12up.com

Ezekiel Elliott suspension: Appeals hearing for Cowboys RB to enter second day

  Ezekiel Elliott suspension: Appeals hearing for Cowboys RB to enter second day Ezekiel Elliott's appeals hearing of his six-game suspension ended Tuesday without a resolution.According to NFL Media, there is "no end in sight" for the hearing at NFL headquarters in New York.

Report : Ezekiel Elliott Will Appeal Suspension, Play Up Allegation - deadspin.com. Regardless of what happens in the Ezekiel Elliott case. A decision regarding Ezekiel Elliott ’s appeal has still not been announced, and the star running back will be eligible to play in Week 1 if that remains the case

ARLINGTON, TX - AUGUST 26: Ezekiel Elliott #21 of the Dallas Cowboys carries the ball against the Oakland Raiders in the first quarter of a preseason game at AT&T Stadium on August 26, 2017 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images).

Oakland Raiders v Dallas Cowboys© Tom Pennington/GettyImages Oakland Raiders v Dallas Cowboys ​With all the confusion and speculation surrounding the eligibility status of star Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott, one thing appears to become clear: he will play this weekend.

According to Cowboys insider Mike Fisher, Elliott WILL play this week--regardless of what happens with his appeal.

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​​Eariler today, the NFL filed a motion to a U.S. District Court, attempting to slash Elliott and the NFLPA's lawsuit against the league.

The commissioner's office suspended Elliott for six games for his off the field​​ issues, namely, allegations of domestic abuse by a former girlfriend.

After the suspension was handed down, the NFLPA went to bat for Elliott, suing the NFL for breach of the CBA--and on August 16th, Elliott appealed the suspension.

There is no indication one way or another which way this court will rule, or where this whole fiasco will end. One thing is clear, though, and it's that Ezekiel Elliott will be on the field when the Cowboys kick off their season against the New York Giants on Sunday.

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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