The on-again, off-again six game suspension of Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is once again headed to a court room.
The NFL Players Association has filed a temporary restraining order in U.S. District Court in New York attempting to once again block the league’s suspension of Elliott, a punishment he was handed in the off-season for violating the league’s domestic violence policy. A police investigation into the matter resulted in no charges being filed.
The NFLPA and Elliott’s legal team already had the suspension successfully blocked once, but the NFL appealed that decision and a federal appeals court in New Orleans lifted the block last week, putting the suspension in place immediately. Elliott would have sat out Week 6, except the Cowboys has a Bye Week in the schedule.
As of right now, Elliott will not be allowed to play Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers. However, the NFLPA expects a ruling on their recent filing as early as Tuesday, which could once again block the suspension and allow Elliott to take the field in Week 7.
If our recent memory of Tom Brady and the Deflategate scandal is any indication, this battle between Elliott and the NFL is far from over.