Next Ezekiel Elliott hearing set for December 1

AP

The next question when it comes to the Ezekiel Elliott suspension relates to the timing of the hearing on the actual appeal of the denial of Elliott’s motion for preliminary injunction. With Thursday’s ruling simply denying injunctive relief while the appeal goes forward, the appeal will come to a head three weeks from Friday.

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Elliott’s appeal regarding the denial of a preliminary injunction has been set for December 1.

It means that, barring some sort of legal miracle between now and then, he’ll miss at least four games: Sunday at Atlanta, the following Sunday against the Eagles, Thanksgiving vs. the Chargers, and the ensuing Thursday, November 30, against Washington.

The next question becomes whether a ruling in Elliott’s favor would come before Sunday, December 10, when the Cowboys face the Giants. On December 17, the play the Raiders in Oakland.

If he misses six games, Elliott will return for Week 16 against the Seahawks. The Cowboys finish the regular season against the Eagles, in Philadelphia.

49 responses to “Next Ezekiel Elliott hearing set for December 1

  1. What’s most bothersome about this is that many will take this as proof that Elliott abused Thompson. When this is actually just the courts saying the NFL can basically do whatever they want when it comes to their employees. It’s no longer about the domestic abuse allegations (he’s been cleared of those) and it hasn’t been for a long time.

  2. The COWBOYS could take two from the iggles and i don’t see the iggles coughing up the division

  3. So they’re going to hear his appeal after he misses 4 games? What is the point then? If by some miracle he wins the appeal, Elliott will still have missed 4 games. How does he get reparations for that? I love watching professional football, but man I hate the NFL and Goodell.

  4. Hypocritical Jerrah, just imagine if you had backed up Kraft instead of Fraudger the last two years over his railroading of Brady. Are you feeling a little deflated now? You reap what you sow.

  5. This should have been settled within the league and some kind of compromise etc. should have been reached. This would have saved enormous damage to The NFL & Elliott. Makes too much sense to do it that way. Jones tried strong arming the league and for whatever reasons a lot of people can’t stand Goodell.
    This has added (rightly or wrongly) to the overall loss in ratings of viewers which is tied to kneeling and Kapernick. It was so poorly handled by all sides.

  6. Zeke has been carrying the weight of the world on his shoulders….. actually that’s a bit of an exaggeration… that melon of his is probably only about half the size of the world.

  7. I hope the ruling is stayed one more time so his suspension runs into the playoffs. That would be poetic justice! He should be thinking of the future of his team’s season, not simply avoiding a suspension. He can call Brady if he could find his phone about how this all turns out. Generally speaking, THE NFL WINS.

  8. It’s no longer about the domestic abuse allegations (he’s been cleared of those) and it hasn’t been for a long time.

    OJ was cleared also, but c’mon we all know he did it.

  9. Today’s 2nd Circuit decision is puzzling. Regardless of what one thinks of Elliott, he is the only party before the court that can possibly suffer irreparable harm while awaiting the actual appeal to be heard December 1. It makes no difference to the league whether Elliott is suspended now, after December 1, or next year, the result is the same. On the other hand, Elliott can never get his suspended games back if his suspension is ultimately determined to have been improper.

  10. I wish he would stop wasting everyone’s time and take his suspension. If you can’t do the time, don’t do the crime Zeke.

  11. Good! bankrupt the NFLPA. ALL of the other NFL players union dues are paying for all of legal shenanigans. There will be nothing left to defend other players WHEN they do something stupid. Union dues will have to increase.

    I’m an OSU fan and rooted for Zeke but not now. He needs to serve his time.

  12. The NFL loses one its star players, not a good thing for ratings. The league took over a year to reach a decision. Now they are pedal to the metal to enforce the suspension, before all of the appeals are exhausted. I know they think they are right but suppose Elliott wins the appeal, how much greater will the criticism be? If you waited this long, what is a few more weeks? If you are confident you are going to win, why not wait it out and show our position is correct? Arrogance. How they treat the fans – how they treat replay – how they treat their players.

  13. By not suspending him for game 1 of the season the league showed their hand…

    They wanted him suspended any day after the opening game against the NY Giants…

    Does he deserve to be suspended, probably, should he be at this point, who knows…

    Either way the league has lost credibility again…

  14. Jerry has his lawyer and the legal papers have already been drawn up. As I said, I hope he goes all out Al Davis on this one! Rog ignored his lead investigator, who said the “victim” was NOT credible & recommended NO suspension. The PD found no evidence of abuse. Please archive an article written by Florio, showing her texts! If one still thinks he is guilty of “abuse”, then they are blinded by their hate for anything Cowboys!! I hope Jerry Jones files said papers TODAY!!!!! She is nothing more than a pathetic human……

  15. Screw the players. I root for my Steelers, not individual players, and certainly not any player who would kneel during our National Anthem.
    The PLAYERS commit the crimes and cause drama that is bringing the NFL down.
    The media wants to report the crimes and the drama, and demands discipline but then turns around and sides with the player in every case except for Riley Cooper, and demands that the NFL NOT discipline the player.
    Then the media accuses the NFL of supporting the players behavior by not issuing some discipline. The media wants it every way, just like the players do. Why is this? because the players are full of themselves these days and want maximum exposure and the media wants to profit off of the players.
    THAT is why it seems like the inmates are running, or ruining, the asylum/prison.

  16. ZIA Boy says:
    November 9, 2017 at 5:13 pm
    It’s no longer about the domestic abuse allegations (he’s been cleared of those) and it hasn’t been for a long time
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    Once the suspension was decided on (meaning well before the investigation even began) it ceased being about DV (in so far as it ever really was) for the league. But you are mistaken not only when you say that Elliott was cleared of the allegations but that it isn’t about them anymore, it sure is from Elliott’s standpoint. Elliot was never cleared of Thompson’s allegations the city attorney declined to pursue them even though he did say they “believed her in most things” because he didn’t think the case could be won unless a jury believed her in all things. Even if the court case doesn’t get decided before he serves 6 games Elliott still has to pursue it precisely because he he never got his day in court to clear his name. The only chance he has of avoiding the abuser label costing him millions in future earnings is getting the type of ‘no evidence’ moment Brady’s legacy got in court.

  17. I would reach out with Kaepernick’s representatives and see if he is interested in joining the team during the suspension. I have read here that he would instantly make any team better, almost Super Bowl contenders by himself!

  18. Suspension isn’t going to happen this season. It’ll be appeal after appeal after appeal. Total joke.

  19. Since Zeke is going to be suspended why not reach out to CK’s representatives and see if he would be interested in joining the team.

  20. So worried about his “label” in society that he thought it was a good idea to pull a woman’s shirt down in public.

    Hopefully this guy gets it now and can be a better decision maker.

  21. truthdispensary says:
    November 9, 2017 at 6:05 pm

    Most interesting is the fact that anytime it’s reviewed by a judge outside of Texas, Zeke loses.
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    Except for those times he won.

  22. The Eagles will destroy this team in 2 weeks. Dallas knows it can’t win anything without Elliot. Unlike the Eagles, who have lost Sproles, Jason Peters, Hicks, Maragos, Darby, and Sturgis, to name but a few. And the Eagles keep on rollin’. Dallas knows they lose one player and they are DONE. How ’bout’ those Cowboys! Stick a fork in em. YEE- Haw!

  23. famundacheese says:
    November 9, 2017 at 7:38 pm
    He wasn’t cleared of anything.

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    Yes, it’s typically difficult to be cleared of something you haven’t actually been found guilty of.

    The legal system didn’t believe it, the NFL’s prosecutor didn’t believe it, but some bureaucrat did, so here we are.

  24. This suspensioon has To hurt for Jerry, and not from the standpoint hes lost his best RB, the rest of the league made a point to remind him that he’s not the only billionaire owner in THE NFL. Jerry just got put in his place.

  25. So the court is saying: after you serve 4 games of your 6 game suspension, we’ll hear your appeal of the court’s denial to let you play while you appeal the NFL’s suspension.

    I’m not a cowboys fan by any stretch, but that is supposed to be justice?

  26. Whether you like them or not, Dallas Cowboys fans would be the ones also suffering irreparable harm if Elliot’s suspension is eventually overturned. If that happens after he has served some or all time, Jerry Jones should file a class action lawsuit on their behalf for draft pick compensation. If the NFL can take picks away for punishment, they should be forced to give some to repair such “damage”. But only if the suspension is overturned, of course. Fantasy owners of Elliot, however, would be out in the cold.

  27. Look his case was heard fairly by a third party arbiter. the contract says the nflpa and the NFL will abide by the arbiters decision. The arbiter ruled in favor of the NFL. After that Zeke decided to not agree and went to court. now it’s over, he will miss the next 4 games, minimum.

  28. I’m sure zeke’s lawyers will he made sure he is financially whole and then some if a final ruling is made in his favor. That is a big part of the reason the suspension is now in place. The judges don’t see irreparable harm nor an obvious path to victory for him.

    Let’s not forget, zeke is no choir boy and his actions have gotten him to this point. I agree he wasn’t charged with domestic violence, but that doesn’t necessarily make him innocent. If he’d stayed clean besides his college stuff he may not be going through this ordeal.

    The NFL is trying to send a message that no one is untouchable, so don’t do stupid stuff.

  29. Deplorable Ernie says:
    November 9, 2017 at 11:19 pm
    Look his case was heard fairly by a third party arbiter. the contract says the nflpa and the NFL will abide by the arbiters decision. The arbiter ruled in favor of the NFL. After that Zeke decided to not agree and went to court. now it’s over, he will miss the next 4 games, minimum.

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    Thank you for paraphrasing this article. Very helpful.

  30. Jones has always been an innovator. What if he sues the NFL over Elliott’s suspension and seeks to invalidate any losses the Cowboys suffer during his absence? This would throw Vegas and all Fantasy leagues into chaos if it is not immediately dismissed. I do not know what the NFL charter says but I suspect Al Davis would have embraced the idea of attacking Goodell and his power by challenging the results of games impacted by his decisions. Just a wild thought.

  31. drexelvol says:
    November 9, 2017 at 6:27 pm
    Suspension isn’t going to happen this season. It’ll be appeal after appeal after appeal. Total joke.
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    Wrong, the only challenge left now is the Supreme Court, and that will take at least a year to hear IF they accept it.

  32. Whether you like them or not, Dallas Cowboys fans would be the ones also suffering irreparable harm if Elliot’s suspension is eventually overturned. If that happens after he has served some or all time, Jerry Jones should file a class action lawsuit on their behalf for draft pick compensation. If the NFL can take picks away for punishment, they should be forced to give some to repair such “damage”. But only if the suspension is overturned, of course. Fantasy owners of Elliot, however, would be out in the cold.

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    Cowboys fans have no standing to sue over Elliott’s employment dispute.

  33. cardinealsfan20 says:

    November 9, 2017 at 5:41 pm

    Today’s 2nd Circuit decision is puzzling. Regardless of what one thinks of Elliott, he is the only party before the court that can possibly suffer irreparable harm while awaiting the actual appeal to be heard December 1. It makes no difference to the league whether Elliott is suspended now, after December 1, or next year, the result is the same. On the other hand, Elliott can never get his suspended games back if his suspension is ultimately determined to have been improper.

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    If he ultimately wins (he won’t, given the Brady precedent)he would receive a monetary award equal to the loss he suffered. If you are injured by someone else’s negligence and lose a leg, you cannot get your leg back, but you receive a monetary award equal to the loss you sustained (pain and suffering, medical expense, lost earnings).

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