It looks like former Ohio State and current Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott might serve his six-game suspension this season after all.
A federal appeals court granted a stay of the injunction against Elliott’s six-game suspension Thursday, the Associated Press reports. The court sided with the NFL in a split decision.
BREAKING: Federal appeals court clears way for NFL's 6-game suspension of Dallas Cowboys star Ezekiel Elliott in domestic case
— AP NFL (@AP_NFL) October 12, 2017
Elliott’s legal team had previously received a restraining order against the suspension, which was expected to delay any suspension to next season, similar to the Tom Brady situation last year. That order was overturned, which means the NFL could again suspend Elliott, as early as next week following the Cowboys’ bye week.
This legal saga is nowhere closed to finished though, as Elliott’s lawyers can refile against the NFL.
As a practical matter, Ezekiel Elliott’s suspension goes back into effect but…his lawyers still can refile in Dallas or fight it in NY.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 12, 2017
Bottom line: NFL won this round as 5th Circuit vacated Ezekiel Elliott's preliminary injunction & Eastern District of Texas has to dismiss case. So, his 6-game suspension is back on and could start after bye. Zeke's side will now have to refile and process starts over in New York
— Brandon George (@DMN_George) October 12, 2017
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