Ezekiel Elliott wins injunction from Texas court

6-game suspension on hold.......for now

September 08, 2017 - 7:22 pm

It looks like Ezekiel Elliot may not miss a game in 2017 after all. Elliot has been granted preliminary injunction from a federal judge in Texas which blocks the NFL from imposing his 6-game suspension.

Here's the latest update via ESPN:

Federal judge Amos Mazzant III granted a request by the NFL Players Association for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction to prevent the implementation of the six-game suspension for Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott.

Elliott was already eligible to play in Sunday's season opener against the New York Giants but his suspension for violating the league's personal conduct policy was set to begin Monday. With the injunction granted, Elliott will likely be able to continue playing as the legal process plays out.

Mozzant agreed there was a "cloud of fundamental unfairness" in the proceedings. The judge didn't think it was fair for Elliott to be punished with that cloud looming. The judge also pointed out the exclusion of the accuser, Tiffany Thompson & NFL commissioner Rodger Goodell as witnesses was a "gross error" in the arbitration. 

While the suspension is blocked for the moment , Zeke isn't exactly out of the woods yet. The legal process is expected to be drawn out for a long time so this is something to consider: 

There is also the possibility that Zeke could be suspended later this season depending on the speed investigation. Even if Zeke gets to play all 16 games this season, the case will be a year long distraction for Elliott and the Cowboys.

10 minutes after the decision, Elliot posted this to his instagram page:

Momma told me if ya fall never stay down - @meekmill

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