After weeks of uncertainty, the NFL Player’s Association succeeded last week in obtaining a temporary restraining order against the NFL as it pertains to the six-game suspension of Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliot. That allowed Elliot to participate in the Cowboys’ Week 1 win over the New York Giants.
However, his status for Week 2 is again up in the air.
The NFL have formally filed an appeal against the original decision to allow Elliot to play. He was originally suspended six games after being accused of domestic violence by an ex-girlfriend. It should be pointed out that a police investigation concluded with no charges being filed, and a U.S. judge has already called the NFL’s original investigation and punishment “fundamentally unfair.”
More lawyers? More lawyers. NFL filed appeal to get rid of the Zeke Elliott's preliminary injunction with US Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit pic.twitter.com/NFrNpyZUZ1
— Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) September 11, 2017
There’s a good change that the NFL’s latest appeal will be rejected, and Elliot will be allowed to play until the whole thing is sorted out in court. Remember that it took well over a year for Tom Brady to actually serve his four game suspension for Deflategate.