Temporary restraining order puts suspension...
Ezekiel Elliott is back again, for the time being.
Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is eligible to play again as a NY judge granted his motion for a temporary restraining order blocking the six-game suspension for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy.
Following this positive news, the running back is likely to play the team's next two games - at San Francisco and then at Washington.
The person told the AP that U.S. District Judge Paul Crotty would hear arguments Tuesday in NY because the presiding judge, Katherine Polk Fialla, is out of town.More news: Gord Downie dead: The Tragically Hip lead singer dies aged 53
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According to the Associated Press, Crotty granted the order pending a hearing before Judge Katherine Polk Failla and ordered the National Football League to appear before her October 30. According to a report by Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Elliott will be available to the Cowboys for at least the next 14 days.
But Crotty's opinion (PDF) said the ruling in Brady's case did not hold that courts can't review arbitration decisions for fundamental fairness-and Elliott and the players' union have asserted the fundamental fairness issue here.
Failla will ultimately decide if Elliott gets a preliminary injunction, similar to what he got from Judge Amos Mazzant of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.
Elliott was initially suspended by the NFL on August 11 after a yearlong investigation by the league into allegations he had physically abused a former girlfriend in 2016 in Ohio. The NFL countered with a victory in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals that allowed them to reinstate the suspension, only to have Elliott win another injunction earlier this week.
Dallas is 2-3, and Elliott has 393 rushing yards and three total touchdowns after leading the league in rushing (1,631 yards) a year ago.