Judge denies NFLPA’s motion to block Ezekiel Elliott’s suspension pending appeal

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In a ruling that will come as a surprise to no one, Judge Katherine Polk Failla already has denied the NFLPA’s request for an emergency injunction blocking Ezekiel Elliott‘s suspension pending appeal.

“For the Court to grant the NFLPA’s motion for a stay at this stage would in effect be to reverse its decision of last night,” Judge Failla said in her ruling.

The NFLPA expected the decision and now will go to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals with an emergency motion asking for an injunction pending the appeal in that court.

The NFLPA argues that Elliott will suffer “irreparable harm” if he serves a suspension another court proceeding later overturns. Failla’s decision on Monday rejected that argument without explanation.

The NFLPA and Elliott are using their remaining options to try to keep him on the field, with his NFL suspension back on for now.

69 responses to “Judge denies NFLPA’s motion to block Ezekiel Elliott’s suspension pending appeal

  1. Precisely, as I noted earlier. Glad Judge Failla did that so quickly. That motion was so pugnacious and disrespectful that it didn’t even merit anything but a swift denial.

  2. How in the world can this happen when the guy wasn’t even arrested let alone convicted of anything? I’m way more offend and by kneeling for the National Anthem and totally against violence against women in any form…. but this is insane. You throw this guy under the bus for a PR move and yet players have no problem disrespecting my flag. I have a serious problem with the way the NFL tries to handle it’s image issues.

  3. We have only talked of the 2nd and 5th Circuits. Let’s not forget about the 3rd and 4th Circuit Courts of Appeals. I can only assume based on everything thus far that they exist, and that this will not be over in my lifetime

  4. He WAS arrested but OSU made the charges go away. He was arrested five times for domestic violence as a matter of fact. I live in Columbus OH and it’s pretty common knowledge around here what happened.

  5. concmike says:
    October 31, 2017 at 6:16 pm
    Let this be a lesson to future NFL players……in case your daddy didn’t go over this with you…..Real Men Don’t Hit Women!
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    Who did he hit? When? Where’s the proof? You must have info no one else has including the police.

  6. “irreparable harm” Carrying on with this charade is what’s harming him, He’s not going to win!!…..suck it up Zeke, accept the six games and move on!!!!!

  7. concmike says:
    October 31, 2017 at 6:16 pm

    Let this be a lesson to future NFL players……in case your daddy didn’t go over this with you…..Real Men Don’t Hit Women!
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    But if you do, play for the Giants.

  8. pointtwopsiistheissue says:
    October 31, 2017 at 6:31 pm

    tool: Big Ben wasn’t convicted either, he too was suspended.
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    With Big Ben, it was obvious that he wanted to keep that can of worms firmly sealed.

  9. Patriots fans told you so (and Brady was suspended over a rule that doesn’t even personally apply to players but is instead merely a team fine). And we remind some of the salty ignorant haters from Dallas, and a couple of their players (eg, former QB Romo) and owner Jerrah, of their very rank hypocrisy.

  10. What he NFLPA gave away for cash money, they are now trying to get back in court. Good luck at that.

  11. Everyone knows that his rich owner Jerrah can afford to delay this decision. If Zeke was an average Joe he would have had to serve a jail term long ago. He lives by a different set of rules than the rest of us as an nfl superstar. The player’s union is a joke too.

  12. the sad part of this is him not being at the facility for 6 weeks …..im not referring to working out either.

  13. Sit down NOW! Need you back in time to help the Cowboys beat the Seahawks on 12/24 to lock-up the #1 seed for the Eagles.

  14. thetooloftools says:
    October 31, 2017 at 6:15 pm
    How in the world can this happen when the guy wasn’t even arrested let alone convicted of anything? I’m way more offend and by kneeling for the National Anthem and totally against violence against women in any form…. but this is insane. You throw this guy under the bus for a PR move and yet players have no problem disrespecting my flag. I have a serious problem with the way the NFL tries to handle it’s image issues.

    Just because you can satisfy the DA by paying the woman to tell them that she won’t testify if they proceed with the charges doesn’t mean that the league office has to drop it. Clear enough?

  15. thetooloftools says:
    October 31, 2017 at 6:15 pm
    How in the world can this happen when the guy wasn’t even arrested let alone convicted of anything? I’m way more offend and by kneeling for the National Anthem and totally against violence against women in any form…. but this is insane. You throw this guy under the bus for a PR move and yet players have no problem disrespecting my flag. I have a serious problem with the way the NFL tries to handle it’s image issues.
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    Cool, but that has nothing to do with this case. The only thing at issue is whether the NFL is within its rights. It is. The end.

  16. At this point I’m hoping it is delayed until right at the end of the season and it costs the Cowboys a playoff spot.

    For goodness sake just negotiate it down to 4 games and sit out..

  17. I believe by “irreparable harm” they mean, if he misses games and then the courts rule in his favor he can’t go back and play those games after he is suspended from them the first time around…

  18. titusyoung says:
    October 31, 2017 at 6:23 pm
    The NFLPA should file a motion to block THE BLACKBALLING OF KAEPERNICK

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    the blackballing of kaep is likely bc he couldnt beat out blaine gabbert and in his game against new england last season when he had a chance to play against top notch competition he ended with 14 straight incomplete passes. that and all the times he was strip sacked for a fumble by division opponents. maybe? no cant b that. gotta be something else right? because being bad at what you don cant be the reason? colin kaepernick sucks at playing qb in the nfl and thats why nobody wants him.

  19. like cowboys fans said to us for 2 years. the circumstantial evidence is there, so tom must take his punishment like a man. well guess what. the circumstantial evidence has him in the same place with a woman thats bruised and beaten. looks guilty so must be. take your punishment like a man.

  20. I’m failing to find in any record where it states that you need to be convicted or indicted of a crime for your employer to suspend or discipline you. Anyone? Anyone?

  21. The CBA and the taxpayers are paying the financial cost for this sham which has to end asap. The court system cost “we the people” and the players union should be ashamed of themselves for sticking up for and funding domestic violence.

  22. I truly believe Zeke is a victim of his legal team and the NFLPA. They never told him the truth about his true situation and were focused on going to court in cases they knew they would lose. Zeke has lost his reputation and sponsors.

  23. The very best part of all of this is judging by schedule, the cowboys most likely would have the exact same record as they do now If he just took the 6 from the beginning. Now this moron and his moron owner (who by the way was all for the Brady suspension) fight has caused him to still be suspended and during the hardest part of their schedule including probably the most important game all year for them, the eagles game.

    From this eagles fan, thanks jerrah and zeke.

  24. concmike says:

    Let this be a lesson to future NFL players……in case your daddy didn’t go over this with you…..Real Men Don’t Hit Women!
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    And real women don’t text their friends and admit they’re going to falsely accuse an ex-boyfriend of assault.

  25. blackqbwhiterb says:

    He’s funny looking
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    Tell him to his face.

  26. Take the 6. Dak will dominate. Come week 15, Zeke will be fresh, and pissed off for the final push to the playoffs. Everyone knows this case was BS. The evidence was flimsy and the punishment was over the top. Haters gonna hate.

  27. Someone like Elliott has probably always had people around him to make certain things go away. Unfortunately,those “things” always come back into the light and bite you. Same with Aaron Hernandez. One common denominator? Urban Meyer. Football comes before being a decent human being in his mind,evidently. Elliott needs to stop fighting this and Jerry Jones needs to stop enabling him. He could have had it over with by now and been back for the stretch run.

  28. And this is a league where you get less game suspension for taking PED’s than you do for smoking weed. PEDs are illegal like weed but weed is legal in ten states. Its confusing but Ray Rice hasnt been back to the league and Elliot should serve his six games and not do it again..

  29. Not playing football for six weeks might actually prevent irrepairabe harm. It certainly won’t harm his reputation at this point, since people either believe the worst or don’t believe by now.

    So arguing “irreparable harm” makes little sense. Unless you say the harm isn’t to him but his team.

  30. endtimesparty says:
    October 31, 2017 at 9:23 pm
    EE is apparently trying to time his suspension so it coincides with the postseason.
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    If he does that, he would just have to serve it next year.

  31. What part of this do people not get? There is a CBA, it was agreed to by EVERYONE. It states the commissioner can dole out punishment and hear any appeals. It’s that simple. The league also has a strict policy of domestic violence (which it should). People need to stop complaining about the commissioner and start complaining about players who think they are above the law. I for one, am happy that players cant buy their way out of suspensions like they can buy their way out of legal trouble.

  32. Where were all the posts supporting Tom Brady in his fight against suspension for allegedly deflating footballs (!) while posts here are supporting someone who was accused of domestic violence? Get a grip, folks!

  33. endtimesparty says:
    October 31, 2017 at 9:23 pm
    EE is apparently trying to time his suspension so it coincides with the postseason.
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    If he does that, he would just have to serve it next year.

    You are in correct. He would be ineligible for the playoffs if the suspension started prior.

  34. I like how so many Cowboys haters are saying for Zeke to just take his punishment. I’m wondering if you all was in a store and a clerk or owner accuses you of stealing are you just going to take it?? After two separate police investigations he was found innocent. The N.F.L investigated and it’s lead investigator, a person that’s a detective by trade said she found the chick not credible and suggested no suspension. There is something fishy going on here. You can’t label a man a women beater if you have no proof. Every person that’s investigated this case have all said the same thing. Not guilty

  35. Oh look, a bunch of angry white guys happy to see a black man take the fall for something he likely didn’t do. We’ve come so far.

  36. Lovetron says:
    November 1, 2017 at 8:28 am
    Oh look, a bunch of angry white guys happy to see a black man take the fall for something he likely didn’t do. We’ve come so far.

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    Yup….if all else fails play the race card.

  37. I’m actually very interested to see where this thing ends within our court system. As is the NFL and the NFLPA.

  38. thetooloftools says:
    October 31, 2017 at 6:15 pm
    How in the world can this happen when the guy wasn’t even arrested let alone convicted of anything? I’m way more offend and by kneeling for the National Anthem and totally against violence against women in any form…. but this is insane. You throw this guy under the bus for a PR move and yet players have no problem disrespecting my flag. I have a serious problem with the way the NFL tries to handle it’s image issues.

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    Violating league policy and getting away without legal charges have nothing to do with each other. Most companies have penalties that can be applied even if not criminal

  39. These comments are toxic. None of us know what actually happened between Elliott and Thompson. I guarantee if it was you or your kid being accused, you wouldn’t be so smug and accepting of serving any kind of punishment. On the flip, if you or someone you love was abused, you wouldn’t be so dismissive about it and want everyone to get over it.

    The sad thing is all anyone here cares about is football and winning their own personal arguments. I would hate to try and have a conversation with some of the people on this thread.

  40. eaglesfanalways says:
    November 1, 2017 at 8:06 am
    Where were all the posts supporting Tom Brady in his fight against suspension for allegedly deflating footballs (!) while posts here are supporting someone who was accused of domestic violence? Get a grip, folks!
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    I support fair treatment based on facts. Both Brady and Zeke are being punished without them. Using the CBA to justify that is not in the spirit of fair treatment.

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