Ezekiel Elliott gets temporary restraining order blocking suspension

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Ezekiel Elliott is expected to be back on the field with his teammates on Sunday in San Francisco after a federal judge in New York granted him a temporary restraining order.

The NFLPA filed the motion for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction in the federal lawsuit that the NFL initiated after Elliott filed the initial lawsuit in Texas. The Southern District Court of New York heard the NFLPA’s motion Tuesday before issuing its ruling.

The NFL had reinstated Elliott’s six-game suspension after it won a court battle Thursday with a three-judge panel from the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals vacated the injunction blocking the suspension.

The Cowboys had a bye last week.

And now Elliott has won . . . for now. The temporary restraining order is stayed for 14 days or until further proceedings.

The NFL has the right to seek appeal, and the league could explore and aggressively pursue an appeal to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.

Elliott has 105 carries for 393 yards and two touchdowns this season after leading the league in rushing last season.

63 responses to “Ezekiel Elliott gets temporary restraining order blocking suspension

  1. The Cowboys would be better off if the distractions just stopped. This is death by a thousand cuts for their 2017 season. If I was Jerry, I’d make the call and get ready to roll with Morris and McFadden and try to salvage this season. I guarantee the entire team will play better once Elliott is out.

  2. a delay and only a delay.the nfl suspended the most famous player last year when most were on his side. they will win this one too either in november or december that runs into next season. man up and take the medicine.

  3. oh dear delays,delays.i must get the aludium q 36 explosive space modulator so that it does not obstruct my view of zeke’s suspension that might bleed into next season

  4. What’s obvious in all of this is the total lack of a proper investigation by the NFL in this case. It seems like the courts that have given the TRO are saying the NFL didn’t provide fairness in the case and there is no harm to the NFL until everything gets resolved and questions answered.

  5. We know how this ends. Sad thing is the truth is irrelevant. As a Cowboys fan I really want to know if he committed a crime or not. If he hurt that woman he deserves to be out of the league. If he didn’t then he deserves reprieve and a clean slate. I want it to be about the truth, but all it seems to be about is who has bigger muscles, the NFL or NFLPA, right now the NFLPA is just poking baby bear and the next step is for mama bear to wake up and eat the poker.

  6. 2-1 Zeke. I have a feeling this will be a best out of 5 Court battle. If Zeke win the next battle then it’s over but I have a feeling the NFL will win the next round to reinstate the suspension again to tie it. However, whoever wins the next round after that wins it all. So it will end up being 3-1 or 3-2 Zeke or 2-3 NFL.

  7. lets just hope he keeps this going until he is suspended for the post season. Fact is it is a stupid cba that makes goodell the judge, jury, and executioner.

  8. From Rotoworld : Zeke’s restraining order, apparently issued by a “fill-in” judge, is for 14 days. He will have to make his case to judge Judge Katherine Fallia when she returns from vacation “before or by Oct. 30.” She will decide on a “preliminary injunction.”

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    Lol. He only got the stay because the judge was on vacation and it’s only until she returns. Could this get any wackier.

  9. mn2long says:
    October 17, 2017 at 8:05 pm
    The team will play better without Elliot? Really? That is brilliant

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    Did you learn anything from the Giants Sunday night? Apparently not.

    And have you seen Elliott play this season? It’s not 2016 any more.

  10. Tough talk from a fan of a team who employed an “animal” of their own. A dog fighter who tortured creatures even more vulnerable than a fellow human being, and who’s fanbase stood behind said “animal”, as you put it even after the conviction. Elliott was never convicted, unlike said player. Guessing from the name you’re either an eagles or falcons fan, so my statement applies either way.

  11. Forget NFL contracts, agreements to abide by NFL policy, team policies and the such. Players will just go to the public courts, seek jury trials if necessary and the lawyers will get rich. This is costing Elliott millions, but doesn’t he know it yet.

  12. This should surprise no one, we have seen it before and we know the porobable ending. The only thing in doubt is whether when the eventual appeals court decides the suspension stands because Roger said so will Elliott take it to the SCOTUS?

  13. eagleswin says:
    October 17, 2017 at 8:17 pm
    From Rotoworld : Zeke’s restraining order, apparently issued by a “fill-in” judge, is for 14 days. He will have to make his case to judge Judge Katherine Fallia when she returns from vacation “before or by Oct. 30.” She will decide on a “preliminary injunction.”

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    Lol. He only got the stay because the judge was on vacation and it’s only until she returns. Could this get any wackier.

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    How does she still get cases assigned to her if she is on vacation?

  14. priestequalsaura says:
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    But he better not peacefully protest, or else then the internet will really hate him!
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    He’s on the Cowboys. They don’t disrespect our military, police and country.

  15. How is it when I submit a comment on an article it gets instantly deleted, despite relevance, but when I respond to a troll it goes right through even when the troll is wiped from the board? Oh well, the zeke saga rolls on.

  16. Michael E says:

    October 17, 2017 at 8:32 pm

    priestequalsaura says:
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    But he better not peacefully protest, or else then the internet will really hate him!
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    He’s on the Cowboys. They don’t disrespect our military, police and country.

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    So “disrespecting” is a no go, but acting incredibly offensively and incorrectly towards women, at a minimum, is ok or not as bad? Well, that right there tells me plenty about your worldview and your values if one is viewed as worse than the other.

  17. @ fballguy says:

    “I guarantee the entire team will play better once Elliott is out.”

    Just another hater who acts as though he knows what he is talking about. Funny how the Dallas D (part of the “entire team”) is also going to play better with Zeke out – Zeke was arguably the main reason the Cowboys were able to go 13-3 last year. Zeke helped the Cowboys D stay fresh by controlling the time of possession, and keeping the opposing offenses off the field with sustained offensive drives of their own. You don’t have that unless you have a league-leading running game like Dallas had last year. But you keep “guaranteeing” your nonsense.

    “If I was Jerry, I’d make the call and get ready to roll with Morris and McFadden and try to salvage this season.” Well, thank you Captain Obvious, but you are NOT Jerry – not even close. The Cowboys already planned to roll with Morris and McFadden against SF, but now Zeke is available for Sunday, and obviously that changes everything by putting the best players on the field.

    Just move on with your own team, and stop embarrassing yourself with your Pop Warner football knowledge .

  18. Hey Americasteam newsflash….America’s Penal System has employed and stood behind

    1) Drug addicts Irvin//Newton/Gregory
    2) Abusers of women Elliott/Hardy
    3) Lunatics Joseph Randle
    4) Vehicular Homicide Can’t recall that winners name
    5) Stupidity well it’s a cast of thousands

    I decided to name SAID PLAYERS, it was easier

  19. What a GREAT use of our legal system. Good things there isn’t anything totally unhelpful to our country wasting court time and resources.

  20. @birds4everblog says:
    October 17, 2017 at 8:16 pm
    “Amazing how the NFLPA President fights so hard for this animals right when while ignoring the rights of the victim. Classic hypocrisy at work.”

    Do you understand what the NFLPA is? They represent the players for God’s sake. Who’s side did you expect them to take.

  21. Elliot. Protesting. Someone got hit to hard. Man, I’m getting old, whatever happened to football?

  22. The NFL is going to lose this one. There’s no phone for Roger to lie about this time.

    The simple fact is that Elliott did not get a fair appeal hearing, since he was denied the people and information needed to properly prepare an appeal.

  23. Yes he represents the players I understand but at what point is behavior like his or Ray Rice or Josh Brown become indefensible? So much so that we file appeals and injunctions to avoid, not jail time but rather a suspension that is clearly warranted. You try what this clown pulled and see if your company fires you or your union at some point advises you enough is enough kid, go get some help.

  24. wabbitslayer says:
    October 17, 2017 at 8:56 pm
    What a GREAT use of our legal system. Good things there isn’t anything totally unhelpful to our country wasting court time and resources.

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    Wonder if you’d say the same if it was your livelihood at stake.

  25. Daniel Wallach: Now 3 judges have weighed in on ‘fundamental fairness’, and all 3 have sided with the NFLPA.

  26. You’re digging pretty far back on some of those, birds. A more recent data pool actually shows your boys leading the arrest stats over the cowboys through the last half decade. The more you know….

  27. In the end he will lose- like Brady, Peterson, Rice, etc. The CBA gives Goodell the power and the courts will uphold it. Could be this year, could drag into next year but he will lose.

  28. In my opinion they would have been better off not protesting and taking the suspension for the first 6 games then he comes back with fresh legs and gives them a boost. Instead the billionaire vampire flexes his muscles and there is a season long distraction with a suspension still looming for the end of the season.

  29. Those calling Elliott an abuser are forgetting several facts, among which are:

    – the accuser admitted to the NFL investigator that she lied to the police.
    – the accuser admittedly to the NFL investigator that she asked friends to lie to the police.
    – eyewitness testimony, including from the accuser’s friends, contradicted the accuser’s story.
    – the NFL investigator – the one with the most knowledge about the case – recommended no suspension.
    – the NFL investigator was not permitted in the final internal meeting before Goodell made a decision.

    “Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.”

    – Mark Twain

  30. This is acutally really dumb of him and the Cowboys! Their only realistic chance of catching the Eagles in the standings is by beating them twice. By continually pushing suspension back, they’re running the risk of not having him for either game against the Eagles. No way they beat the Eagles twice without Zeke. He should have just taken it in the beginning of the season. Would they have been any worse than 2-3 without him?

  31. time to make a run towards our 6th Lombardi trophy……HOW BOUT THEM COWBOYS!!!!! NFC IS GOING TO COLLAPSE AND WE WILL WIN IT AGAIN.

  32. Do quick question here. Let’s say Elliott wins. Could Ben sue the NFL for the game checks and other things he lost due to the suspension where there was even less evidence than in the Elliott case. Ben didn’t get half the investigation by the NFL Elliott got. He got straight suspended right away and not another word said about it until they reduced. No special investigation or anything like that. Just Goodell and his power.

  33. birds4everblog says:
    October 17, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    Yes he represents the players I understand but at what point is behavior like his or Ray Rice or Josh Brown become indefensible?
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    They aren’t defending the behavior the players, they are defending against the behavior of Roger Goodell. Ray Rice appealed because Roger tried to suspend him twice to cover up for his incompetence. Ezekial Elliott is appealing because he is innocent of what the NFL is accusing him of.

  34. thesteelhurtin says:
    October 18, 2017 at 9:49 am

    Do quick question here. Let’s say Elliott wins. Could Ben sue the NFL for the game checks and other things he lost due to the suspension where there was even less evidence than in the Elliott case. Ben didn’t get half the investigation by the NFL Elliott got. He got straight suspended right away and not another word said about it until they reduced. No special investigation or anything like that. Just Goodell and his power.
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    Everyone knows Ben took his punishment because he knew he was guilty.

  35. America’s team comment:

    You’re digging pretty far back on some of those, birds. A more recent data pool actually shows your boys leading the arrest stats over the cowboys through the last half decade. The more you know….

    The fact of the matter is that over the past 5 years all but Newton and Irvin still remain but that is not the issue…..Jerruh stands behind these players, making excuses and therefore condoning the behavior where players like Josh Huff have been released….the less you YOU know the more you keep stepping in it.

  36. Very rarely do I agree with Florio, but he is absolutely spot on with this article and the video.

    The NFL will lose REGARDLESS on this one. If Elliott prevails, the NFL loses, and their reputation is tarnished by pushing this ridiculous suit. If the NFL prevails, they lose by suspending an innocent player, and their reputation is tarnished.

    The NFL needs to be able to get their head out of a very specific orifice. Said orifice produces a particular odor that has been all over the NFL and their handling of this case from the beginning. The ignoring of the Ohio PD’s findings, the long and drawn-out NFL investigation, the refusal to allow the only person who interviewed Ms. Thompson to attend meetings where the suspension was handed down, and now the desire for the NFL to push this ridiculous process that is going to continue to have their fans (you know, the people who matter because they pay for everything in this league) feeling disgusted with the process and the NFL’s behavior.

    Goodell is a huge problem, and the owners better figure this out quickly. The cracks are showing, and the NFL is nowhere near the juggernaut it used to be.

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