Next step in Elliott legal odyssey comes this week

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On Friday, Judge Susan Carney of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit granted Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott an administrative stay, allowing him to play on Sunday against the Chiefs. The next step in the suspend-unsuspend-resuspend odyssey will come in the next few days.

Specifically, a three-judge motions panel will rule this week on the motion to stay the suspension pending the full-blown appeal of Judge Katherine Polk Failla’s decision not to award Elliott an injunction blocking the suspension pending resolution of the case. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the parties currently do not know the identity of the judges, or when specifically the ruling will come. No further briefs will be submitted or hearings will occur before the decision comes.

If Elliott wins, he will play until the appeal of Judge Failla’s ruling is resolved (and if he wins the appeal, he keeps playing). If Elliott loses, he will be suspended unless and until he wins the appeal of Judge Failla’s denial of an injunction.

According to the source, it’s not known when the appeal will be resolved. Elliott’s counsel has proposed a schedule that would entail a hearing in December. The court, however, has not yet set a timeline.

24 responses to “Next step in Elliott legal odyssey comes this week

  1. I want to play them with all hands on deck, personally. So there’s no could would shoulda yip yap.

  2. so what political side does Susan Carney follow? that’s the new question we all want to know these days right?

  3. @ eaglesnoles05

    “I want to play them with all hands on deck, personally. So there’s no could would shoulda yip yap.”

    The Eagles haven’t played anybody – The broncos are not a good team. 8-1 is nice, but there is still a half a season to play, so ease up there, Orville. It is how you finish in this league as well. Seems all the “yip yap” is from you, and just a little too early.

  4. Elliott’s counsel has proposed a schedule that would entail a hearing in December.

    Their ulterior motive becomes clearer as the back half of the season begins. It would almost be worth seeing them not only fail in the 2017 playoffs, but then hamstring themselves for 2018 by getting his suspension pushed into next year.

  5. jsrdc says:
    November 6, 2017 at 12:07 am

    The Eagles haven’t played anybody – The broncos are not a good team. 8-1 is nice, but there is still a half a season to play, so ease up there, Orville. It is how you finish in this league as well. Seems all the “yip yap” is from you, and just a little too early.

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    The Broncos are not a good team? Well they were when they smashed the Cowboys in week 2. I’d say beating the Panthers on the road was a good win for them – they look like a very strong team with a lot of depth in certain positions. 4 of the next 5 games on the road will determine just how strong they are, and whether they crack under the pressure of being the frontrunners.

  6. I have no idea why judges would deny an injunction in a case like this. If the case is decided in favor of Elliott, then it makes no difference since he would have served his suspension. What is the rationale for denying an injunction?

  7. Now that the Cowboys have a remote shot at the playoffs, they will do everything possible to get it pushed into next year. I hope it backfires and they choke their way out of contention and the playoffs. It’d be the perfect ending for Jones, Zeke, and that awful fanbase.

  8. jsrdc says:

    November 6, 2017 at 12:07 am

    @ eaglesnoles05

    “I want to play them with all hands on deck, personally. So there’s no could would shoulda yip yap.”

    The Eagles haven’t played anybody – The broncos are not a good team. 8-1 is nice, but there is still a half a season to play, so ease up there, Orville. It is how you finish in this league as well. Seems all the “yip yap” is from you, and just a little too early.

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    I’m not a Eagles fan, I’m not a Cowboys fan. Actually I’m a Vikings fan and my team is sitting up high behind the Eagles….that said….as a Vikings fan I am most scared of the Eagles and Seahawks. The Broncos have the best defense in the league, and to go up against that and score 50+ points….is something. I have watched a lot of Carson Wentz (I have him in fantasy football) and the dude is special. So stop saying like they aren’t a good team, because they are. The Cowboys are a good team to. I think when it comes down to which team is better its defense. The Eagles have one of the best front 7 in football. So show some respect cowboy fans.

  9. ajzinnecker says:
    November 6, 2017 at 8:30 am
    jsrdc says:

    November 6, 2017 at 12:07 am

    @ eaglesnoles05

    “I want to play them with all hands on deck, personally. So there’s no could would shoulda yip yap.”

    The Eagles haven’t played anybody – The broncos are not a good team. 8-1 is nice, but there is still a half a season to play, so ease up there, Orville. It is how you finish in this league as well. Seems all the “yip yap” is from you, and just a little too early.

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    I’m not a Eagles fan, I’m not a Cowboys fan. Actually I’m a Vikings fan and my team is sitting up high behind the Eagles….that said….as a Vikings fan I am most scared of the Eagles and Seahawks. The Broncos have the best defense in the league, and to go up against that and score 50+ points….is something. I have watched a lot of Carson Wentz (I have him in fantasy football) and the dude is special. So stop saying like they aren’t a good team, because they are. The Cowboys are a good team to. I think when it comes down to which team is better its defense. The Eagles have one of the best front 7 in football. So show some respect cowboy fans.

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    The Bronco’s have allowed 20+ point in their last 4 games. They are not as they appeared early in the season. Dallas was beat handily by the Bronco’s, and Philly beat them handily. On the flip side Dallas pretty easily took care of KC while KC beat the Eagles. Carson is special that is for sure. In 2 weeks we get to see them finally match up. Should be good football in the NFCE for a few years to come, especially if Dallas’ defense comes around like it looks like it is.

  10. Okay, so this means that the panel will reinstate Elliott’s suspension, and then come Friday the ruling will be appealed and/or overturned again. Glad we got caught up on that.

  11. Florio, how about an article how this thing can finally end? What is the timeline? Can Elliot just keep appealing until his career is over?

  12. The DE said the Cowboys are better than the Eagles as that oline and zek are the best combo in the NFL. If we can continue to play defense like that after beating the best team in the league yesterday we will make some serious noise in the playoffs.

    HOW BOUT THOSE COWBOYS!!!!!!!!

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