Analyst: Ezekiel Elliott will appeal because there’s no way to make up for missed games

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Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott will likely appeal the 5th Circuit Court’s Thursday ruling.

The court decided to lift the injunction on Elliott’s suspension as his case against the NFL makes its way through the court system. NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo said that the argument that Elliott’s lawyers will make on appeal is that if he misses games, there is no way to get them back.

“If he serves the suspension and then winds up winning the case later on, he can’t get those games back,” Garafolo said on NFL Network. “Yes, he can get the money back, but you can’t go back and get those games that he didn’t play and all the yardage that he could’ve compiled and all these things. If he does serve a suspension, even if it’s a case where he wins later, on in a lot of people’s minds ‘well he served the suspension so he must be guilty.’

“That’s their argument for why there is irreparable harm, and why this thing should be stayed as the case plays out in the higher courts.”

The 5th Circuit Court’s reasoning for ruling that the injunction should be removed is that Elliott and his lawyers filed their appeal too quickly after the suspension came down, via appellate lawyer Rafi Melkonian.

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