Sport Ezekiel Elliott Granted Injunction, Court Puts Six-Game Suspension On Hold

01:35  09 september  2017
01:35  09 september  2017 Source:   Sports Illustrated

NFL seeks quick action to get Elliott suspension reinstated

  NFL seeks quick action to get Elliott suspension reinstated The NFL is asking a federal appeals court to move quickly on its request to overrule a judge's injunction that blocked a six-game suspension for star Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott. The league filed an emergency motion with the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans on Friday, even though a federal judge in Texas hasn't ruled on a request to put the injunction on hold while an appeal is pursued.The request asks the court to rule on the NFL's motion to suspend U.S.

If Ezekiel Elliott is missing the first six games , he’s a third-round pick at best. We will likely get a ruling before the season starts and assuming it is upheld, Elliott will almost certainly file for an injunction temporarily staying the suspension pending the conclusion of court proceedings.

Dallas Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott had his six - game suspension upheld by an arbitrator on Tuesday, as first reported by ESPN's Chris Mortensen. If granted the injunction , he could play while the legal process plays out; if denied, Elliott would have to begin serving the suspension next week.

  Ezekiel Elliott Granted Injunction, Court Puts Six-Game Suspension On Hold © Andrew Dieb/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott had his legal motion for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction granted on Friday.

Federal judge Amos Mazzant of Texas’s Eastern District made the ruling on Friday afternoon, meaning Elliott will be allowed to play until the court makes a final ruling on his petition

Elliott was facing a six-game suspension from the NFL after the league found evidence of domestic violence by Elliott against his ex-girlfriend, Tiffany Thompson, in July 2016. Elliott has denied the claims, with his legal team pushing to have his suspension vacated and arguing that the process was unfair. On Tuesday, NFL arbitrator Harold Henderson denied his appeal, leaving the outcome to the court system.

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.

Harold Henderson upheld Ezekiel Elliott ‘s six - game suspension , ESPN’s Chris Mortensen first reported, but that doesn’t mean it’s over. Judge Amos L. Mazzaint III is expected to rule Thursday or Friday on the preliminary injunction motion, per a source.

The ongoing legal battle over Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott ’s six - game suspension enters its next stage on Friday, when U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant is expected to decide whether to issue a temporary stay that the suspension . “A preliminary injunction would be a game-changer.

McCann: Elliott’s Legal Saga is Just Beginning

Elliott was already cleared to play in Sunday’s opener between the Cowboys and Giants. He could in theory play out the rest of the season depending on when his court dates are set.

Tom Brady’s Deflategate case set a form of precedent for players taking NFL suspensions to court, with Brady ultimately losing and serving his full four-game suspension, but a protracted legal process allowing him to play the entirety of the 2015 season. Brady’s lawyer on that case, Jeffrey Kessler, is also handling Elliott’s case.

This article was originally published on SI.com

Why Elliott has good chance to play entire 2017 season .
The Ezekiel Elliott domestic violence case appears as though it may play out quite similarly to Tom Brady’s Deflategate case, and that could mean Elliott will not miss a game during the 2017 season. Elliott’s appeal of his six-game suspension was denied earlier this week, but he is eligible to play in Week 1 because the decision was announced so late. His next step was to file a petition for a temporary restraining order, which would allow him to keep playing if he pursues the case in court. ESPN’s Will Cain spoke with one former district attorney who believes Elliott’s petition will be granted by Judge Amos Mazzant.

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