Ezekiel Elliott Still Eligible To Play Despite Court Ruling

by Steven Clarke October 17, 2017, 0:07
Ezekiel Elliott Still Eligible To Play Despite Court Ruling

That could mean he's fallen behind Morris on the depth chart - or that he simply wasn't needed behind Elliott with no special teams value.

The NFLPA has filed a petition for the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel to rehear Elliott's case.

The federal judge in Texas who issued the injunction has said that he will not lift it despite the 5th Circuit Court's ruling, according to ProFootballTalk's Mike Florio, meaning that Elliott is still eligible to play. A 2-1 decision by the court ruled the initial injunction filed by the NFLPA was premature, thus making the NFL's six-game suspension of Elliott stick. "The parties contracted to have an arbitrator make a final decision".

The Cowboys don't play again until Sunday, Oct. 22, at San Francisco.

If the en banc hearing is approved, however, it could be months before we see any action taken against Elliott in regard to the enactment of his suspension. He would be eligible to play again November 30 at home against Washington, a Thursday night game the week after Thanksgiving.

The most likely destination for further legal challenges from players' union attorneys representing Elliott is with the Southern District of NY. He rushed for 393 yards on 105 carries, an average of 3.7 yards. Brady went on to accept his suspension, which saw him sit out the first four games of the 2016 National Football League season. Prosecutors in Columbus, Ohio, decided not to pursue the case, citing conflicting evidence.


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