Report: Ezekiel Elliott’s hearing expected to be held Tuesday

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Ezekiel Elliott‘s attorneys are doing everything they can to give the star running back a chance to play this week.

The hearing on the NFLPA’s emergency temporary restraining order motion is expected to be held Tuesday, according to Josina Anderson of ESPN.

The NFLPA filed with the Southern District Court of New York seeking to put Elliott’s suspension on hold. The motion requests a ruling by 4 p.m. ET Tuesday.

The Fifth Circuit could rule in the interim that the prior injunction issued by a federal court in Texas is, or isn’t, in effect pending the exercise of Elliott’s right to appeal the Fifth Circuit’s ruling from last week.

11 responses to “Report: Ezekiel Elliott’s hearing expected to be held Tuesday

  1. A whole lot of money, time and effort to end up in the end serving the six game suspension…..The NFLPA collectively agreed too and bargained away the right to the NFL to suspend players for conduct detrimental to the league policy…..Accept your punishment Zeke and move on!!!

  2. cowboyfan45 says:
    October 16, 2017 at 9:36 pm
    A whole lot of money, time and effort to end up in the end serving the six game suspension…..The NFLPA collectively agreed too and bargained away the right to the NFL to suspend players for conduct detrimental to the league policy…..Accept your punishment Zeke and move on!!!
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    Collectively bargained to the NFL’s off-field policies with a fair appeals process. That’s what the argument is, was the appeals process fair or was it simply a rubber-stamped decision for show?

  3. I understand that he doesn’t want to admit wrong doing. Got that. What I don’t understand is paying all these big dollar lawyers. I have to believe he is going to pay them more than his 6 game checks. Sit out, save that money and be ready to come back for the playoffs.

  4. I honestly believe this dude is innocent if he is willing to risk so much money on lawyer fees especially while on a rookie contract. I think he will fight it until he runs out of option because he wants to prove this suspension have zero merits

  5. Talk about issues that irritate fans–well, count these legal battles among them. Should Goodell have sole authority to decide suspensions? No. But that’s the CBA the players signed, so they’ve made their bed. Hard to see how a court can overrule that. If Brady–who seemed to have a much better case–couldn’t get out of his suspension, can’t imagine how Elliot will get out of his. As others have said, he should have taken his suspension at the beginning of the season so he could be there for his team when it really counts. Instead, he’s going to wind up sitting for the playoffs–and be out a lot of money in legal fees.

  6. “Talk about issues that irritate fans–well, count these legal battles among them. Should Goodell have sole authority to decide suspensions? No. But that’s the CBA the players signed, so they’ve made their bed. Hard to see how a court can overrule that. If Brady–who seemed to have a much better case–couldn’t get out of his suspension, can’t imagine how Elliot will get out of his. As others have said, he should have taken his suspension at the beginning of the season so he could be there for his team when it really counts. Instead, he’s going to wind up sitting for the playoffs–and be out a lot of money in legal fees.” – Deb

    Brady seemed to have a better case? Really? First of all, what Tom Brady did is actually the NFL’s business. If they think that someone is cheating, if they think that someone who cheated actually threw away critical evidence, they have every right to give their verdict and punish the player, because cheating in the NFL is bad business.

    Now, let’s look at Zeke. His girlfriend accused him of domestic abuse before he even signed the contract. True, he was drafted before that incident, but he was not part of the NFL until he signed his contract. Also, the investigators closed this case, because they thought Zeke’s ex-girlfriend was lying her ass off. And there is plenty of evidence that was released to shows her trying to set Zeke up for some quick cash…….So, how is this the NFL’s business? This case was closed until the NFL decided that they wanted their noses in this crap. Now, we got this. Trust me when I say this. If Zeke doesn’t win, we can all count on for another strike in the NFL. This time, both sides will lose, not just the players.

  7. “Talk about issues that irritate fans–well, count these legal battles among them. Should Goodell have sole authority to decide suspensions? No. But that’s the CBA the players signed, so they’ve made their bed. Hard to see how a court can overrule that. If Brady–who seemed to have a much better case–couldn’t get out of his suspension, can’t imagine how Elliot will get out of his. As others have said, he should have taken his suspension at the beginning of the season so he could be there for his team when it really counts. Instead, he’s going to wind up sitting for the playoffs–and be out a lot of money in legal fees.” – Deb

    Brady seemed to have a better case? Really? First of all, what Tom Brady did is actually the NFL’s business. If they think that someone is cheating, if they think that someone who cheated actually threw away critical evidence, they have every right to give their verdict and punish the player, because cheating in the NFL is bad business.

    Now, let’s look at Zeke. His girlfriend accused him of domestic abuse before he even signed the contract. True, he was drafted before that incident, but he was not really part of the NFL until he signed his contract. Also, the investigators closed this case, because they thought Zeke’s ex-girlfriend was lying. And there is plenty of evidence that was released to shows her trying to set Zeke up for some quick cash. So, how is this the NFL’s business? This case was closed until the NFL decided that they wanted their noses in this crap. Now, we got this. Trust me when I say this. If Zeke doesn’t win, we can all count on for another strike in the NFL. This time, both sides will lose, not just the players.

  8. The NFLPA should negotiate a better deal next time around.
    If they want neutral arbitration/appeals then they need to give something to get something.

  9. Sigh … the league didn’t suspend Brady for cheating. The league suspended Brady for refusing to hand over his personal cell phone. The league doesn’t have an express policy requiring players to turn over their personal cell phones. The league does have an express policy allowing the commissioner to suspend players suspected of domestic violence.

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