Federal judge reinstates Ezekiel Elliott suspension

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The on-again, off-again, on-again, off-again Ezekiel Elliott suspension is . . . ON.

Judge Katherine Polk Failla has denied Elliott’s motion for preliminary injunction. It means that Elliott’s suspension is back on. For now.

Elliott’s camp will appeal. However, until he can get the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit to rule, he will miss time.

The Cowboys play the Chiefs at home on Sunday in Week Nine. Barring a successful appeal, Elliott will also miss games against the Falcons, Eagles, Chargers, Washington, and Giants.

84 responses to “Federal judge reinstates Ezekiel Elliott suspension

  1. Ah, so Mara winds up getting his Zeke free game after all.

    And Goodells contract talks just took a hit. Jerry doesnt take these things lightly.

  2. How can we get Judge Katherine Polk Failla to reinstate Aaron Rodgers’ arm so he can play right away again?

  3. As a Chirfs fan, Elliot would tear their defense up. But him being suspended, then reinstated, and on and off, that’s some silliness.

  4. And cue all the Dallas fans that will talk about ‘fairness’ and how they KNOW Elliott didn’t do anything. Wave to a clue from shore kids, fairness has nothing to do with a suspension under the personal conduct policy and the prosecutor did not clear Elliott he declined to press charges but said they believed the victim on MOST things.

  5. hello eagles, this is nfc east championship, nice to meet you

    dallas will start losing with elliott. will lose vs kc, atl and phila.

    the rodgers-less packers and elliott-cowboys will fall from the nfc leaderboard and destabilize the nfc. the top seeds and byes are up for grabs.

  6. Another New York Judge ruled against Zeke… go figure. Guilty until proven innocent (which some would argue he has done so multiple times) the league is a joke. I’m only still watching football because the cowboys because Jerry Jones won’t let his players kneel Zeke is a beast and fun to watch. Take those away and I’m done. Video evidence of joe mixon slugging a girl and nothing on Zeke… stupid.

  7. Elliott denies all accusations, never arrested, never charged, and gets 6 games.

    Giants kicker Josh Brown ADMITS assaulting his wife on 19 separate occasions, and is charged for domestic battery, and Goddell suspends him one game.

    Someone explain that.

  8. That will likely hurt them next week against the Chiefs and against the Eagles in a few weeks. The rest of the games are winnable without Elliott. Most likely looking at a wild card at best.

  9. Elliott and the NFL should have come to some sort of agreement to get this ugliness over. Then they could have chosen two games against inferior opponents in which they didn’t need him. They are going to need him in the upcoming games. If he thinks he can win fine but it seems to me it’s going to be hard to beat them in the courtroom. Just ask Brady.

  10. In other news, Roger Goodell’s contract extension is permanently on hold due to Jerry Jones. Jerry is finding every way he can to force Goodell out as commissioner or force him to take a bad contract. Bye Roger.

  11. Terrible decision but not surprising, when you consider the venue and followed the proceedings this afternoon . It is really time to show Goodell and his cronies the door, absolute disgrace the way the league has handled many cases,including Zeke’s.

  12. Jazz rocks! says:
    October 30, 2017 at 10:30 pm
    Ah, so Mara winds up getting his Zeke free game after all.

    And Goodells contract talks just took a hit. Jerry doesnt take these things lightly.
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    Giants are not concerned with Elliott. Needed refs (lone TD after a bogus PI call) and incompetent head coach (no offense against a putrid Dallas defense and only 4 FGs otherwise by Dallas) just to finally win in three tries WITH him.

  13. derekgorgonstar says:
    October 30, 2017 at 10:38 pm

    Elliott denies all accusations, never arrested, never charged, and gets 6 games.
    Giants kicker Josh Brown ADMITS assaulting his wife on 19 separate occasions, and is charged for domestic battery, and Goddell suspends him one game.
    Someone explain that.
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    Lisa Friel, corrupt Giants superfan.

  14. How bout Dem Cowboys?

    They’ll miss the playoffs and Jerruh will blame others instead of himself for having garbage people in his team.

  15. phillycheez says:
    October 30, 2017 at 10:41 pm
    That will likely hurt them next week against the Chiefs and against the Eagles in a few weeks. The rest of the games are winnable without Elliott. Most likely looking at a wild card at best.

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    Gonna take 10 wins to get a Wild Card.

    Dallas wasn’t winning 10 games WITH Elliott. Definitely not winning more than 7 or 8 anyway.

  16. This would have been done last week if Cowboys just served time and been done with it.

    Now going to miss the most important part of the year with their best player.

    Moral of the story, grow up!

  17. Dallas fans keep bringing up the Giants, but you would be 0-3 on the way to 0-4 against them since Elliott entered the league if the Giants weren’t saddled by a megalomaniac for a head coach and tons of injuries now.

  18. All the whos in whoville just go boo hoo hoo, no worries though, jerry just bought another judge in another state to come to the party…

  19. whenwilliteverend says:
    October 30, 2017 at 10:42 pm
    Elliott and the NFL should have come to some sort of agreement to get this ugliness over.
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    Are you really that numb? The league can’t back down on DV and Elliot can’t accept any suspension that includes a DV finding. Getting labelled an abuser will cost him 10’s of millions over the course of his career.

  20. Next time they negotiate the CBA they need to refuse to give the Commissioner all that power. They have a binding agreement so no matter who is right or wrong, guilty or innocent the players and NFLPA are not going to win in court. The real blame lies with the NFLPA for advising the players to agree to a CBA that makes the Commissioner judge and jury in these cases. Only the Steelers objected and didn’t sign. Hopefully everyone else has learned their lesson. Or not. We will see.

  21. mdintino1420 says:
    October 30, 2017 at 10:44 pm
    The Joe Mixon incident happened when he was in college. As bad as that was, the NFL could not do anything about it. He wasn’t ban NFL employee at the time.
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    Elliott wasn’t drafted yet. He wasn’t a NFL employee.

  22. Next CBA should have- Commish decides the suspension and they get an arbitrator(that the NFL/NFLPA consider fair), keep him on the payroll and whatever the arbitrator decides is not appeal-able.
    So it goes player suspended – 1 week you get the arbitrator if you desire. Arbitrator gets 2 days to announce his review and it is done/fast. No more of this court BS.

  23. limakey says:
    October 30, 2017 at 11:10 pm
    Judge ruled it was a fair proceedings. NFLPA again humiliated by a court.
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    That is completely untrue. No court has ruled the NFL has a fair process some have gone so far as to mock it. What the courts have ruled in the end is that the doctrine of fundamental fairness doesn’t enter into it thanks to the CBA. Enough with the lies, the truth is worse anyway.

  24. After seeing how the Brady ruling played out in court the smarter play would have been to serve the suspension to start the season so that he could be available to his team for the playoff push. We all know that smartness is not one of Zeke’s strong suits. Even starting the suspension last week would have been better, its not like he was needed to beat the 49ers. The Cowboys share the blame.

  25. People are missing the *real* point of all this Article 46 stuff. The league and owners are already focused on the next CBA deal. Their goal with all this egregious abuse of Article 46 power is to force the players into a position where they *must* demand changes to Article 46 during the next negotiations. Even though the owners in reality probably don’t give a crap about the actual functionality of Article 46, they care a great deal about using it as a leverage tool to force the players into conceding something in exchange for an Article 46 rewrite. I always wondered if Goodell was just plain stupid or if it was just a massive ego that led to all these idiotic suspensions. The truth is neither – its all about creating leverage for more $$$ next CBA.

  26. it takes 10 min for a ball to re-pressurize after a temperature change. Pats balls measured immediately, air added, then at 10+ min mark, Colts balls measured. Pats balls all over inflated after the game…all in Wells/Exponent Sci-Fi thriller.

  27. On another note, Riddell is also suing Z. Elliot for busting their helmets due to his abnormally large Neanderthal head.
    Bad week for Zeke

  28. Rod Smith…….the wildcard. Young, 6’3″ bruiser w 6 weeks to prove himself to the world. Don’t be surprised if he gets the hot hand over the two elderly Rb’s.

  29. daysend564 says:
    October 30, 2017 at 11:15 pm
    mdintino1420 says:
    October 30, 2017 at 10:44 pm
    The Joe Mixon incident happened when he was in college. As bad as that was, the NFL could not do anything about it. He wasn’t ban NFL employee at the time.
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    Elliott wasn’t drafted yet. He wasn’t a NFL employee.
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    He had been drafted and signed by the Cowboys. Try again.

  30. Anicra says:
    October 30, 2017 at 11:24 pm
    Next CBA should have- Commish decides the suspension and they get an arbitrator(that the NFL/NFLPA consider fair), keep him on the payroll and whatever the arbitrator decides is not appeal-able.
    So it goes player suspended – 1 week you get the arbitrator if you desire. Arbitrator gets 2 days to announce his review and it is done/fast. No more of this court BS.

    ———————–

    The court BS isn’t in the CBA. The players are going outside the CBA every time they go to court and there is no way to keep that from happening when the ruling goes against them except to get a bunch of precedents which make going to court a waste of time which is what is happening now.

  31. jaycutlerleadingthedolphinstotop10pickin2018draft says:
    October 30, 2017 at 11:47 pm

    That is completely untrue. No court has ruled the NFL has a fair process some have gone so far as to mock it. What the courts have ruled in the end is that the doctrine of fundamental fairness doesn’t enter into it thanks to the CBA. Enough with the lies, the truth is worse anyway.

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    Courts have never been about what’s fair. I still don’t know why people keep pushing that falsehood. They are about binding agreements and laws which are rarely if ever “fair” to both sides. It usually comes down to the lawyers and the NFL has good ones.

  32. buttfumbles says:

    Sorry to say this but Goodell always wins in the end
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    This time it will cost him his job.

  33. I want someone on the Zeke side to answer this question. Do you think he shouldn’t suspended at all? These 6 games are encompassing more then the alleged. Barring if you believe Elliott’s second domestic violence is credible or not but the 1st obviously is.

    Do you agree or are you suggesting every woman who attends a St. Patrick’s Day or Mardi Gras parade opens herself up to this sort of treatment? Are you arguing every man who gets caught up in the moment and exposes the woman standing next to him should be excused for his behavior?

    There is video that shows the woman raising her top and flashing the crowd. This is proof to some that what took place with Elliott is acceptable and overblown.

    Sorry, but it doesn’t matter if the woman exposed herself to the crowd before or after the incident with Elliott. That was her choice. It doesn’t give Elliott permission to do it for her, which the video clearly shows.

    So are you still saying Elliott shouldn’t be suspended? If so you all are in denial.

  34. This has been going on for so long, I don’t remember what Zeke did wrong? Something to do with crab legs?

  35. Those that are cheering this as a victory, don’t let your hatred of the Cowboys cloud your vision of what this really has done. This puts EVERY NFL player at risk! This sets a precedence for any person that want’s to, as Thompson put it”ruin his career” or make some money “10k B***h I want 20k”. No proof necessary. If players want something to protest, here it is. This is now not only a one player problem, it is a league wide problem, thanks to the wonderful NFL. Good job Commish!

  36. Steelers were the only team to vote against the current contract BECAUSE of the power it gave Goddell. The 31 other teams and union went with the money.Deal with it and shut up .

  37. About three decades ago a Seahawks player was involved in a sexual assault – the Nordstrom family owned the team then and the offending player was GONE the next day. NFL players are role models (whether they like it or not) and so an “ethics/morals clause” ought to be part of any contract: “Bring the team, the ownership, or the NFL into disrepute and YOU are instant bucken history.”

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