Ezekiel Elliott’s emergency motion denied, suspension back on

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Well, that didn’t take long. A three-judge panel from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit quickly denied Ezekiel Elliott‘s motion for an injunction blocking his suspension, Daniel Wallach first reported.

Elliott’s on-again, off-again suspension is on again. He will not play Sunday against the Falcons.

An appellate court will hear his case on an expedited basis, and Elliott will remain suspended until then.

The Cowboys star running back attended the Thursday hearing in New York, which began at 2 p.m. ET, with hopes of a favorable ruling that would have him back at practice Friday and in the starting lineup again this week.

The NFL suspended him for six games Aug. 11, but court rulings kept Elliott on the field for the first half of the season. He received an administrative stay Friday that allowed him to play against the Chiefs on Sunday. But Elliott appears out of time to play this week.

Elliott has 783 rushing yards and seven touchdowns this season. Without him, the Cowboys will resort to a running back by committee with Alfred Morris, Rod Smith and Darren McFadden.

85 responses to “Ezekiel Elliott’s emergency motion denied, suspension back on

  1. Week 1, the suspension was going to be effective week 2 if the ruling came after Wednesday.

    Week 10, ruling comes Thursday afternoon and suspension is effective immediately.

    What gives?

  2. taeh326 says:
    November 9, 2017 at 3:45 pm
    saint2112 says:

    November 9, 2017 at 3:42 pm

    Until tomorrow…..

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    Highly unlikely as tomorrow is a holiday

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    For some

  3. This is a sham. The NFL won’t lose and can’t lose. There is too much at stake if it does.
    Think about the ramifications if Zeke were to win. Every player from now on who is suspended would go through this same process and it would diminish the NFL’s power.
    GODell needs to go for the good of the game. The owners either don’t realize it or don’t care. Ratings are down because there is too much anthem nonsense and all this court nonsense. it seems like Football is about everything but the game lately.

  4. ctiggs says:
    November 9, 2017 at 3:46 pm

    The buckeye part of me feels bad for zeke. The Niner part of me chuckles at daLOLas. #Nobodyhasitbetter
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    The Niner part of you shouldn’t be chuckling at anything.

  5. If he didn’t do it I don’t blame him for fighting until the end but as a Cowboys fan I wish he would just bite the bullet and lets get this over with. Morris has looked good, Smith has looked pretty good, and who knows what’s going on with McFadden. Maybe this won’t be too bad and he returns fresh for a potential playoff run.

  6. I hope everyone is enjoying this tit for tat legal mumbo jumbo happening with Zeke, Jerrah, Roger Goddell and the NFL. I find it hilarious to think that somehow Jerrah is putting pressure on the NFL and Goddell because he is being impacted. He would never do the crap he is up to if it wasnt his players. Get your popcorn ready…lol.

  7. Todd Peterson says:
    November 9, 2017 at 3:51 pm
    Please just serve this suspension and be done with it. This is getting old.

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    Absolutely not. Goodell belongs in jail. Someone needs to put a stop to his blatant cheating.

  8. All I care about is whether or not I should drop him on my fantasy football team yet, if he is truly suspended for 6 games. This is bugging me!

  9. If you or I were accused of physically abusing someone we would hope for a fair trial. Zeke did not get fairness. He got a PR ruling. I’m out. Goodbye NFL.

  10. He’ll be back for the eagles game. Thatll probably be the highest viewed game to date this season.

  11. ctiggs says:
    November 9, 2017 at 3:46 pm

    The buckeye part of me feels bad for zeke. The Niner part of me chuckles at daLOLas. #Nobodyhasitbetter
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    40-10

  12. The writing is on the wall now. This is the same court that wound making the final decision in the Brady case. Granted, it is a three-judge panel. But the fact that they quickly denied his emergency injunction shows that he has a very low likelihood of prevailing. I predict he is going to lose at the appellate level. After that, his only chance would be to try to get it to the Supreme Court. I highly doubt that’s going to happen. Sorry buddy, you’re done. #Fly

  13. He won’t play Sunday. Even with a expedited court date. Court is closed tomorrow for Veterans day, so there is no time to get his appeal before a judge before Sunday. That’s a done deal

    As far as the appeal. I would think if the panel of judges would of thought there was ANY chance he was going to win the appeal, they would of let the injunction stand for the weekend.

  14. RealDeal15 says:
    November 9, 2017 at 3:47 pm
    This is a sham. The NFL won’t lose and can’t lose. There is too much at stake if it does.
    Think about the ramifications if Zeke were to win. Every player from now on who is suspended would go through this same process and it would diminish the NFL’s power.
    GODell needs to go for the good of the game. The owners either don’t realize it or don’t care. Ratings are down because there is too much anthem nonsense and all this court nonsense. it seems like Football is about everything but the game lately.

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    Well, tell certain owners and Goodell to stop the cheating, and it ends tomorrow.

    Because that is what this is…CHEATING. John Mara was embarrassed he got caught cheating and lying last year with Josh Brown, so this is his way of using Goodell to help his Giants. It makes people forget about the Giants cheating, only a 1 game suspension for Josh Brown (more cheating after they said it would a 6 game suspension after the Ray Rice debacle), and it helps his team in the division vs the Cowboys. This is what the Jets have done with Goodell, framing the Pats for Spygate when nothing remotely close to what was positioned, ever occurred, and for what Baltimore/Indy did, asking Goodell to frame Brady with one of the most hilarious and obvious framejob attempts ever known to mankind.

    It’s very obvious.

    Goodell’s own NFL underling interviewed everyone involved and did not find Tiffany Thompson credible at all, just like the Columbus PD didn’t. There are facts everywhere showing this to be an obvious framejob, yet some of you refuse to read facts just like with Deflategate and Spygate.

    Elliott is innocent and the Pats have never cheated. Fact and fact.

  15. The NFLPA is a disgrace to humanity. Elliott is an abuser. He is trash. Representing corruption and violence is a disservice to the other players it purports to represent. If only Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey were NFL players…

  16. For the love of god, Elliott

    Accept the 6 game suspension and move on. You could have served this and missed games 1-6 and you wouldn’t even bother with this anymore. NOPE. You are a moron for keeping this alive.

  17. The player’s union which represents every player, including Elliott, and the Commissioner’s office that represents every owner, including Jerry Jones, got together and agreed to let the commissioner’s office have final say in these disciplinary matters. I’d be willing to bet Roger Goodell is just as sick and tired of it as the rest of us. He wanted the job of Commissioner, not judge and jury. It’s a thankless job. But it is what all the players and owners wanted, so you can’t blame Goodell.

  18. darkneptune73 says:
    November 9, 2017 at 4:14 pm
    For the love of god, Elliott

    Accept the 6 game suspension and move on. You could have served this and missed games 1-6 and you wouldn’t even bother with this anymore. NOPE. You are a moron for keeping this alive.

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    Said this from the beginning. They had a pretty soft schedule early. He could of sat the first 6 games, and they still would of been no worse than 3-3. Then this is behind them and they are at full strength for the stretch run

    Now, they are basically where they would of been anyway (5-3), and are going into the stretch run without their best player, and with a zilion questions, none of them about football

    He was never going to win, if Brady didn’t win, he never had a realistic chance. It’s a labor case, bottom line. The fact that in this case the laborer is a star running back is irrelevant under the law. They weren’t going to tear up the CBA, forget the fact that it throw the NFL into disarray. It would throw every union and every employer who deal with unions into disarray. If an employee can run to court every time they feel they are treated unfairly, what is the plus side of ANY employer dealing with ANY union? Collective bargaining is collective bargaining. It’s not “Collective, except for the parts I don’t like, bargainin”

  19. dejadoh says:
    November 9, 2017 at 4:11 pm
    The NFLPA is a disgrace to humanity. Elliott is an abuser. He is trash. Representing corruption and violence is a disservice to the other players it purports to represent. If only Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey were NFL players…

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    What is the fantasy “abuse” you speak of? Care to come with facts? Do you believe in the tooth fairy, too?

    Do you know why Goodell bent over backwards to pretend Ray Rice didn’t do anything wrong, trying to hope people would forget the video from earlier in the year only to frame Elliott now? Because I do. Smart people do.

    Share with us..Share with us your brilliant IQ…

  20. The NFL headed by Roger Goodell are idiots. Let me explain why.

    Baseball’s home run record is held by Barry Bonds with an asterisk. A good many Baseball people and fans believe Bonds to not be the rightful owner of that record due to the steroids.

    The NFL has the potential here for a role reversal where they are actually at fault for altering a well known NFL all time record.

    Consider that Elliott lead the league in rushing last year. This year Elliott is just 15 yards behind the league rushing leader (Kareem Hunt). But considering Kansas City has their bye this week and Dallas already had their bye week. It’s pretty fair to say Elliott has lead the league in rushing since virtually entering the league.

    Now to the ‘what if’ future scenario. Say Elliott eventually does beat the NFL after serving a 6 games suspension. After all, he had no criminal charges filed against him. So it’s a distinct possibility he could win this. Now to ‘what if’ Elliott does win this AFTER serving 6 games suspension? And then finishes his NFL career 400-500 or so yards short of the all time rushing title. All the while unfairly losing 6 games early in his career at a point when Elliott is clearly about 100 yard a game rusher.

    So in this scenario playing out. Those 6 games would have for all intents and purposes have given Elliott the all-time NFL rushing title. And Elliott’s name thus goes into the NFL record books as the second leading rusher with an asterisk…ala Bonds in Baseball. But for all the right reasons. All due to the fact that the NFL would not allow due legal process to take place.

  21. darkneptune73 says:
    November 9, 2017 at 4:14 pm
    For the love of god, Elliott

    Accept the 6 game suspension and move on. You could have served this and missed games 1-6 and you wouldn’t even bother with this anymore. NOPE. You are a moron for keeping this alive.

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    Yes, I always accept guilt when I am innocent and would love to be branded an abuser of women for the rest of my life for no reason.

    Sure. Sure.

  22. And the NFL wonders why ratings are down… This is truly idiotic. He was proved not guilty in a court of law, but guilty by the court of Goodell?? The good old law of the USA not good enough for you NFL?? And I’m an Eagle fan by the way!

  23. Della Street says:
    November 9, 2017 at 3:47 pm

    Highly unlikely as tomorrow is a holiday

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    For the courts, which in this case is all that matters.

  24. should’ve just taken the suspension at the beginning of the season and it would be over by now and we wouldn’t have to hear about it anymore

  25. This is just further proof of how far left Goodell has taken the league. Players are having to revert to going to federal court in order to have even an opportunity to present their side, and even then the odds are against them because of a rule that has been in place for decades now is being abused by an overzealous, petulant commissioner. He is unfairly targeting players that can have impact on teams and organizations as a whole. It was cute when players like Harrison drew the ire of Goodell and got fined, almost comically at times and then came Brady and the patriots with the various ‘gates, culminating into a near mutiny Kraft and the boys with the recent deflategate–and now we come to Zeke, which is (and this only for a fair minded and unbiased individual), so perplexing because there was clear evidence of him acting inappropriately(st. Pats video) but was not suspended for that, no, but rather, Goodell decided, to further his agenda by suspending him for domestic violence, for which not one single shred of evidence exists. To the contrary, there is an overwhelming amount of evidence that shows he is innocent of the allegation levied against him by a vindictive ex. These actions by Goodell have grown increasingly more alarming case after case and trending the wrong way. I would not want to imagine what comes next, if he is granted an extension.

  26. The legal papers are already drawn up, per Jones’ instructions. I hope he goes all out Al Davis on the NFL/Goodell! There is NO evidence that Zeke is an “abuser”! Rog ignored his league investigator’s recommendation of NO suspension! No charges from the PD! If further proof is needed of a frame job, archive Florio’s article on this site, presenting her texts! If you then think he is guilty, then you are blind!!!!!

  27. The NFL headed by Roger Goodell are idiots. Let me explain why.
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    Roger heads nothing but discipline. He is the puppet to 32 owners. He is at their beck and call.

  28. jacunn2000 says:
    November 9, 2017 at 4:29 pm

    He was proved not guilty in a court of law, but guilty by the court of Goodell??
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    It didn’t even get to a court of law because the accuser couldn’t keep her lies straight when the police interviewed her.

  29. The case is effectively over …Goodell gets to send his message
    to fans and players that he is tough on domestic violence. The NFL
    should come down hard on players who assault woman.
    The puzzling issue is that where Goodell had clear and convincing
    evidence of an actual assault ….he gave a 2 game suspension….
    oh .wait …Goodell didn’t know that Mrs. Rice was punched …he never
    saw the video….but she entered the elevator conscious …she was dragged
    out of it.
    In this case there was clear evidence that the victim was a liar. She also
    attempted to have a friend commit perjury to law enforcement and made
    threats to “ ruin Elliot’s career”.
    Now I am not saying Elliot is innocent ….I don’t know ..I do know the
    Nfl’s own investigator…who worked for the Manhattan District Attorneys
    office and had extensive experience interviewing victims ..felt this victim
    was not credible …yet Elliot gets the max.. that’s what seems unfair.
    2 games or 3 games and mandatory counseling seems more in line.
    Finally I do believe that what bothers fans is Goodells sense of
    infallibility. A sense of entitlement ……that ..he is never wrong…
    it maybe be unfair ..but I do believe it detracts from his accomplishments.

  30. maverick2560 says:
    November 9, 2017 at 5:26 pm

    The case is effectively over …Goodell gets to send his message to fans and players that he is tough on domestic violence.
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    He already blew that chance with Josh Brown.

    The most bothersome part about the Josh Brown and Ezekial Elliott situations is the obvious bias shown by the corrupt Lisa Friel.

  31. You don’t have to be found guilty by court in order to be suspended by your employer. Some of you should try getting a job, it turns out the hand that feeds you can have standards!

  32. Jerry wasn’t having a hissy fit when it was Brady. He pushed hard for it. Now it’s come back to bite him. Good,unless this decision is reversed by game time. Then I’ll really believe the NFL is a joke. It’s too bad for those of us who really love the game.

  33. orb1943 says:
    November 9, 2017 at 7:19 pm

    I guess that the thee checks Jerrah FedExed up to New York were returned but not for touchdowns.
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    It’s likely that the checks that Roger couriered over were for larger amounts.

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