Judge Denies Ezekiel Elliott Suspension Stay Request Filed by NFL

Cheryl Sanders
September 18, 2017

The NFL Players Association says there would be no irreparable harm to the NFL if Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott continues to play while the legal battle over his six-game suspension makes its way through the courts.

The move means the case will now move to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans, where the National Football League has already filed an appeal in the case. The appeal to the 5th Circuit is an attempt to immediately enforce the suspension and confirm NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's authority to issue punishment based on "conduct detrimental" to the league as mandated in Article 46 of the collective bargaining agreement.

As of now, it sure looks like Elliott will play out the remainder of the season.

Sports attorney Daniel Wallach reported the news.

One thing Elliott also seems to have on his side is Mazzant. The league responded to the union's filing Monday.

"In its Emergency Motion in front of the Court, the National Football League is complaining that the Court essentially issued a premature order by failing to wait for the arbitrator to issue his ruling and therefore, lacked subject matter jurisdiction", Mazzant said, via ProFootball Talk.

Though, Mazzant's ruling did set precedence for the case to be expedited.

The hypocritical part comes in because the National Football League had blasted the NFLPA for filing an appeal with Mazzant before National Football League arbitrator Harold Henderson had ruled on Elliott's case. "The irony is not lost on the Court".

Elliott appealed the suspension, but it was upheld by arbitrator Harold Henderson.

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